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CHAN 3070
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Puccini: Madam Butterfly
Release Date: October 2001
Originally recorded in 2001
Composer (1858-1924)
Giacomo Puccini
Solo soprano - Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly)
Cheryl Barker
Solo mezzo-soprano - Suzuki
Jean Rigby
Solo tenor - B.F. Pinkerton
Paul Charles Clarke
Solo baritone - Sharpless
Gregory Yurisich
Solo tenor - Goro
Stuart Kale
Solo baritone - Prince Yamadori
D'Arcy Bleiker
Solo bass - The Bonze
Clive Bayley
Solo bass - Yakuside
Simon Birchall
Solo bass - The Imperial Commissioner
Roland Wood
Solo bass - The Official Registrar
Frances Brett
Solo soprano - Cio-Cio-San's mother
Anne Sheridan Jinks
Solo soprano - The Aunt
Paula Bott
Solo mezzo-soprano - Kate Pinkerton
Ann Taylor
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor
Yves Abel
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Christopher Brooke
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

(1858-1924)

Madam Butterfly

137:10
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the book by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco
English version based on that of R.H. Elkin
Act I
1.
Introduction
1:05
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'So the walls and the ceiling . . .'
2:06
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Pinkerton, Goro
3.
'I think Your Honour's smiling'
2:17
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Suzuki, Pinkerton, Goro
4.
'It can't be much further now!'
1:20
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Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
5.
'The whole world over'
2:22
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'Fate can't crush him'
1:13
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Pinkerton, Sharpless
7.
'Is the bride very pretty?'
1:06
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Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
8.
'True love or fancy'
3:23
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Pinkerton, Sharpless
9.
'See them! They're climbing the summit of the hill!'
3:30
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Goro, Butterfly's Girl Friends, Butterfly, Sharpless
10.
'We are honoured'
3:34
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Butterfly, Girl Friends, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro
11.
'The Imperial Commissioner'
1:48
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Goro, Pinkerton, Relations and Friends, Butterfly, Yakuside
12.
'Oh, indeed, my friend, you're lucky!'
1:16
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Sharpless, Butterfly
13.
'Come, my beloved'
3:25
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Pinkerton, Butterfly, Goro
14.
'My fate I have to follow'
1:17
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Butterfly
15.
'Silence! Silence!'
1:52
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Goro, Commissioner, Girl Friends, Butterfly
16.
'Congratulations'
4:33
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Commissioner, Pinkerton, Sharless, Registrar, Relatives, the Bonze, Goro
17.
'Dearest, my dearest, weep no more'
2:06
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Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
18.
'Evening is falling . . .'
3:31
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Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
19.
'Child, from whose eyes the witchery is shining'
3:52
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Pinkerton, Butterfly
20.
'Ah, love me a little'
7:28
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Butterfly, Pinkerton
Act II
Part 1
21.
'Izaghi Izanami'
6:47
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Suzuki, Butterfly
22.
'One fine day'
4:35
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Butterfly
23.
'Come, let's enter'
4:22
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Goro, Sharpless, Butterfly
24.
'Yamadori, and has your unrequitted love not yet released you?'
4:53
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Butterfly, Yamadori, Sharpless, Goro
25.
'Now, at last!'
3:01
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Sharpless, Butterfly
26.
'Just two things I could do'
2:07
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'This child! This child, then!'
3:24
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Butterfly, Sharpless
28.
'Do you know, my darling'
3:24
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Butterfly
29.
'I must be going'
1:43
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Sharpless, Butterfly, Suzuki
30.
'Ah! Ah!'
1:52
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Goro, Suzuki, Butterfly
31.
'Look, it's a man-of-war!'
2:33
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Suzuki, Butterfly
32.
Flower duet: 'Shake the cherry tree'
9:55
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Butterfly, Suzuki
33.
Humming Chorus
2:55
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Act II
Part 2
34.
Prelude
4:29
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35.
Daybreak over Nagasaki
2:52
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36.
'It's morning'
2:01
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Suzuki, Butterfly
37.
'Who is it? . . .'
2:42
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Suzuki, Pinkerton, Sharples
38.
'I know for such misfortune there is no consolation'
3:59
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Sharpless, Suzuki, Pinkerton
39.
'Farewell, oh happy home!'
1:51
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Pinkerton, Sharpless
40.
'Then will you tell her?'
1:19
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Kate, Suzuki
41.
'Suzuki, where are you?'
1:47
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42.
'You, Suzuki, you're always so faithful'
1:14
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Butterfly, Suzuki
43.
'Viper! I want you to answer'
3:40
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Butterfly, Suzuki, Sharpless, Kate
44.
'Your little fluttering heart is beating'
2:55
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Suzuki, Butterfly
45.
'Death with honour is better than life with dishonour'
5:04
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Butterfly
Solo: Cheryl Barker soprano - Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly)
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Suzuki
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - B.F. Pinkerton
Solo: Gregory Yurisich baritone - Sharpless
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Goro
Solo: D'Arcy Bleiker baritone - Prince Yamadori
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - The Bonze
Solo: Simon Birchall bass - Yakuside
Solo: Roland Wood bass - The Imperial Commissioner
Solo: Frances Brett bass - The Official Registrar
Solo: Anne Sheridan Jinks soprano - Cio-Cio-San's mother
Solo: Paula Bott soprano - The Aunt
Solo: Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano - Kate Pinkerton
Cio-Cio-San's relations and friends and servants
Conductor: Yves Abel
13-17 December 2000

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

(1858-1924)

Madam Butterfly

137:10
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the book by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco
English version based on that of R.H. Elkin
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
1.
Introduction
1:05
2.
'So the walls and the ceiling . . .'
2:06
Pinkerton, Goro
3.
'I think Your Honour's smiling'
2:17
Suzuki, Pinkerton, Goro
4.
'It can't be much further now!'
1:20
Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
5.
'The whole world over'
2:22
6.
'Fate can't crush him'
1:13
Pinkerton, Sharpless
7.
'Is the bride very pretty?'
1:06
Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
8.
'True love or fancy'
3:23
Pinkerton, Sharpless
9.
'See them! They're climbing the summit of the hill!'
3:30
Goro, Butterfly's Girl Friends, Butterfly, Sharpless
10.
'We are honoured'
3:34
Butterfly, Girl Friends, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro
11.
'The Imperial Commissioner'
1:48
Goro, Pinkerton, Relations and Friends, Butterfly, Yakuside
12.
'Oh, indeed, my friend, you're lucky!'
1:16
Sharpless, Butterfly
13.
'Come, my beloved'
3:25
Pinkerton, Butterfly, Goro
14.
'My fate I have to follow'
1:17
Butterfly
15.
'Silence! Silence!'
1:52
Goro, Commissioner, Girl Friends, Butterfly
16.
'Congratulations'
4:33
Commissioner, Pinkerton, Sharless, Registrar, Relatives, the Bonze, Goro
17.
'Dearest, my dearest, weep no more'
2:06
Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
18.
'Evening is falling . . .'
3:31
Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
19.
'Child, from whose eyes the witchery is shining'
3:52
Pinkerton, Butterfly
20.
'Ah, love me a little'
7:28
Butterfly, Pinkerton
Act II
Part 1
21.
'Izaghi Izanami'
6:47
Suzuki, Butterfly
22.
'One fine day'
4:35
Butterfly
Total time: 64:37
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.
'Come, let's enter'
4:22
Goro, Sharpless, Butterfly
2.
'Yamadori, and has your unrequitted love not yet released you?'
4:53
Butterfly, Yamadori, Sharpless, Goro
3.
'Now, at last!'
3:01
Sharpless, Butterfly
4.
'Just two things I could do'
2:07
5.
'This child! This child, then!'
3:24
Butterfly, Sharpless
6.
'Do you know, my darling'
3:24
Butterfly
7.
'I must be going'
1:43
Sharpless, Butterfly, Suzuki
8.
'Ah! Ah!'
1:52
Goro, Suzuki, Butterfly
9.
'Look, it's a man-of-war!'
2:33
Suzuki, Butterfly
10.
Flower duet: 'Shake the cherry tree'
9:55
Butterfly, Suzuki
11.
Humming Chorus
2:55
Act II
Part 2
12.
Prelude
4:29
13.
Daybreak over Nagasaki
2:52
14.
'It's morning'
2:01
Suzuki, Butterfly
15.
'Who is it? . . .'
2:42
Suzuki, Pinkerton, Sharples
16.
'I know for such misfortune there is no consolation'
3:59
Sharpless, Suzuki, Pinkerton
17.
'Farewell, oh happy home!'
1:51
Pinkerton, Sharpless
18.
'Then will you tell her?'
1:19
Kate, Suzuki
19.
'Suzuki, where are you?'
1:47
20.
'You, Suzuki, you're always so faithful'
1:14
Butterfly, Suzuki
21.
'Viper! I want you to answer'
3:40
Butterfly, Suzuki, Sharpless, Kate
22.
'Your little fluttering heart is beating'
2:55
Suzuki, Butterfly
23.
'Death with honour is better than life with dishonour'
5:04
Butterfly
Total time: 72:33
Solo: Cheryl Barker soprano - Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly)
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Suzuki
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - B.F. Pinkerton
Solo: Gregory Yurisich baritone - Sharpless
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Goro
Solo: D'Arcy Bleiker baritone - Prince Yamadori
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - The Bonze
Solo: Simon Birchall bass - Yakuside
Solo: Roland Wood bass - The Imperial Commissioner
Solo: Frances Brett bass - The Official Registrar
Solo: Anne Sheridan Jinks soprano - Cio-Cio-San's mother
Solo: Paula Bott soprano - The Aunt
Solo: Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano - Kate Pinkerton
Cio-Cio-San's relations and friends and servants
Conductor: Yves Abel
13-17 December 2000




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