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Title Madama Butterfly [videorecording] : Japanese tragedy / by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica ; music by Giacomo Puccini ; staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle ; a production of UNITEL Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co.

Imprint Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B PUCC MB K82DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video rda
all regions
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation; DTS 5.0, PCM stereo sound.
Language Sung in Italian, optional Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, or Chinese subtitles.
Note Opera in 2 acts.
Performer Mirella Freni (Cic-Cio-San (Butterfly)) ; Plácido Domingo (B.F. Pinkterton) ; Christa Ludwig (Suzuki) ; Robert Kerns (Sharpless) ; Michel Sénéchal (Goro) ; Giorgio Stendoro (Prince Yamadori) ; Marius Rintzler (Il bonzo) ; Elke Schary (Kate Pinkerton) ; supporting soloists ; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor ; Wiener Philharmoniker ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor.
Credits Director of photography, Wolfgang Treu ; camera, Hartmut Zingel ; film editor, Gela-Marina Runne ; set and costume design, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.
Event Filmed Nov. and Dec. 1974 at Union Film, Berlin; sound recorded Jan. and Sept. 1974, Sofiensaal, Vienna.
Note Program notes and plot synopsis by Kenneth Chalmers in English (11 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her.
Note Special features: trailer, catalogue.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Filmed operas.
Added Author Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906, librettist.
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919, librettist.
Ponnelle, Jean-Pierre, 1932-1988, designer, director.
Freni, Mirella, 1935- singer.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- singer.
Ludwig, Christa, singer.
Kerns, Robert, 1933-1989, singer.
Sénéchal, Michel, singer.
Stendoro, Giorgio, 1951- singer.
Rintzler, Marius, singer.
Schary, Elke, singer.
Karajan, Herbert von, conductor.
Treu, Wolfgang, director of photography.
Zingel, Hartmut.
Runne, Marina, editor of moving image work.
Libretto based on (work): Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Madame Butterfly.
Libretto based on (work): Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. Madame Butterfly.
Container of (work): Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Madama Butterfly.
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Performer.
Wiener Philharmoniker. Performer.
Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Standard No. 044007340370
Music No. B0004282-09 Deutsche Grammophon
0004282-09 Deutsche Grammophon

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