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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.

Published Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, [2005], c1974.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  823  Copy2  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (13 p.)
Notes Opera in 2 acts.
Credits Director of photography, Wolfgang Treu ; camera, Hartmut Zingel ; film editor, Gela-Marina Runne.
Notes Program notes and plot synopsis by Kenneth Chalmers in English (11 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Special features: trailer, catalogue.
Performers 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.
Notes Filmed Nov. and Dec. 1974 at Union Film, Berlin; sound recorded Jan. and Sept. 1974, Sofiensaal, Vienna.
Summary A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her.
System notes DVD; NTSC, region code 0 (worldwide); full screen (4:3) presentation; DTS 5.0, PCM Stereo sound.
Language notes Sung in Italian, with optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, or Chinese.
Other author Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist.
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist.
Ponnelle, Jean-Pierre, 1932-1988. Director.
Freni, Mirella, 1935- Vocalist.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- Vocalist.
Ludwig, Christa. Vocalist.
Kerns, Robert, 1933- Vocalist.
Sénéchal, Michel. Vocalist.
Stendoro, Giorgio, 1951- Vocalist.
Rintzler, Marius. Vocalist.
Schary, Elke. Vocalist.
Karajan, Herbert von. Conductor.
Treu, Wolfgang. Photographer.
Zingel, Hartmut.
Runne, Marina. Film editor.
Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. Madame Butterfly.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Madama Butterfly.
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Performer.
Wiener Philharmoniker. Performer.
Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Subject Operas.
Opera films.
Nonfiction films.
Standard Number 044007340370
Publisher Number B0004282-09 Deutsche Grammophon
0004282-09 Deutsche Grammophon