Puccini Madama Butterfly Freni Pavarotti Karajan

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Freni, Domingo / Karajan) 1974 [HDTV 1080i]

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Freni, Domingo / Karajan) 1974 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 10.6 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AC3 384 kbps, 6 ch | 01:57:39 | 11.8 GB
Subtitles: Deutsch, English, Español, 한국어, 简体中文, Français
Classical, Opera, Film | Unitel Classica | HDTV->TS

Director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988) has been called "a weaver of magic, a curator of the sublime, a master choreographer, a footloose farceur" (The Wall Street Journal). One of the most imaginative director-designers of our times, Ponnelle was also the first significant opera director to have a large portion of his work preserved on film. In his chilling and poignant account of "Madama Butterfly", he tried to use all the typical resources of film such as flashbacks, slow motion and "inner monologues", where the singers do not move their lips to sing. Under the direction of Herbert von Karajan, the stellar cast includes Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo and Christa Ludwig.
Puccini - Madama Butterfly - Freni - Pavarotti ( CD 1987 )

Giacomo Puccini - Madama Butterfly (CD 1987)
Mirella Freni - Luciano Pavarotti - Herbert von Karajan

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 3 CD | Scans+Libretto | 145 Min. | 625 MB
Label : Decca / Catalogue : 4175772DH3 /
Opera / LP Released in 1974

Since Madama Butterfly has more stage time than other sopranos, it is imperative that the singing actress captures extensive dramatic variety in addition to singing with exquisite tone and an affinity to Puccini. Mirella Freni, one of the greatest recorded Butterfly's of all time, succeeds at these demands with vocal sensitivity and eloquence. She is assisted by Karajan's superb, symphonic conducting, crisply and poignantly realizing all of Puccini's vast moods; Ludwig's urgent, loving and tenderly sung Suzuki; and Pavarotti's endearing and almost likeable Pinkerton. In addition, the Pavarotti-Freni duets are nectars of the gods. Get out the tissues and indulge. - Barbara Eisner Bayer- Amazon -
Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Herbert von Karajan, Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo) (2005/1974)

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Herbert von Karajan, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo) (2005/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.54 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The pathos of this heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American naval lieutenant who marries then deserts her has seldom been conveyed with such emotional directness. In his sumptuous filming of Puccini's opera, director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle uses an array of cinematic effects (including a memorable dream sequence) to evoke the protagonists' irreconcilably separate lives and worlds. As Butterfly, Mirella Freni is unbearably moving in one of the finest performances of her career, while Plácido Domingo makes Lt.Pinkerton a more sympathetic figure than usual.
Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 145:42 minutes | 2,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A 1974 recording of Puccini's classic opera Madama Butterfly, one of the most-performed operas in the world. Herbert von Karajan conducts The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a compelling Mirella Freni in the title role, up-and-coming superstar Luciano Pavarotti as Pinkerton, Christa Ludwig as Suzuki and Robert Kerns as Sharpless.
Maria Callas - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:02 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A famous backstage photo was taken in Chicago after one of just three performances that Callas gave of Madama Butterfly; it shows the soprano in her Japanese costume, snarling furiously at a bailiff who had served a writ on her - the very image of the tempestuous diva. By contrast, in her recording of the role, 'it is, miraculously,' as the critic John Osborne observed, 'the 15-year old girl and not the great Callas who stands before us.' Her genius for vocal characterization finds an apt complement in Herbert von Karajan's conducting: 'a wholly sympathetic rendering [that]brings out more of the detail of the score than I have ever heard before', wrote Gramophone.
Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Puccini: La Boheme (1972/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Puccini: La Bohème (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:15 minutes | 2,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The role of Rodolfo from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème launched Luciano Pavarotti's career in 1961 when he made his professional debut in a small regional production in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He would revisit the role several times over his career, including this 1972 album considered to be one of the finest versions of La Bohème ever recorded. Equally impressive here is Pavarotti's childhood friend Mirella Freni as Mimi. Conductor Herbert von Karajan proves himself a masterful, sensitive interpreter of Puccini as he leads the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Opolais, Alagna; Chichon) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Opolais, Alagna; Chichon) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 50 fps | Italian AC3 448 kbps, 5.1 ch | 03:01:13 | 3.4 GB
Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Rus, Spa, Swe
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->MKV

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
Legendary Performances of Scotto: Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Arturo Basile, Renata Scotto, Renato Cioni)

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Arturo Basile, Renata Scotto, Renato Cioni) [2007/1967]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 556 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:63'17; CD2:72'20

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Alexander Joel, Vincent Boussard, Christian Lacroix) (2014) [Full Blu-ray]

Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Alexander Joel, Vincent Boussard, Christian Lacroix) (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 16460 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:16:50 | 21 GB
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean | Genre: Classical

In 2012, the Hamburg State Opera presented a new production of Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece “Madama Butterfly”. The internationally renowned director Vincent Boussard stages the opera, collaborating with star fashion designer Christian Lacroix and set designer Vincent Lemaire. Together they succeed in bringing to life the moving tragedy of the young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San in a stylish and sophisticated production that focuses on the title role, impressively portrayed by Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou. Subtly conducted by Alexander Joel, the dynamic cast includes Romanian Tenor Teodor Ilincai as Cio-Cio San’s love interest, B.F. Pinkerton and Estonian baritone Lauri Vasar as Consul Sharpless. “Madama Butterfly” contains an enormous wealth of psychological poetry. Through his music, Giacomo Puccini lends his characters extremely rich and complex profiles and created an extraordinary explosive force.
Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Daniel Oren, Fiorenza Cedolins) [2005]

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Daniel Oren, Fiorenza Cedolins) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 142 min

I recently reviewed the Opus Arte DVD of Madama Butterfly, with Cheryl Barker as Cio-Cio-San and Edo De Waart conducting. This TDK effort is superior in practically every way. The Opus Arte was by no means a weak effort, mind you, even if it featured an odd stage production by Robert Wilson. This Zeffirelli creation is big, splashy, just the kind of thing you've come to expect from this versatile master. The lead singers, especially Fiorenza Cedolins and Marcello Giordani, are absolutely splendid. I can easily see how this Butterfly could become the DVD of choice among Puccini devotees. Indeed, I've even read comments on various websites hailing this as the definitive Butterfly on DVD. I wouldn't dispute the claim. I could even endorse it…
Robert Cummings.