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Madama Butterfly
Puccini, Callas, Gedda
Madama Butterfly
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2

In this collection of releases in the Greatest Recording's of the Century series, we celebrate a series of historical opera/vocal recordings featuring Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Victoria de Los ┴ngeles, Enrico Caruso, Janet...  more »

      
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All Artists: Puccini, Callas, Gedda, Danieli, Karajan
Title: Madama Butterfly
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 10/14/2008
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 400000011271, 5099921294624

Synopsis

Album Description
In this collection of releases in the Greatest Recording's of the Century series, we celebrate a series of historical opera/vocal recordings featuring Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Victoria de Los Ángeles, Enrico Caruso, Janet Baker, and more in some of their finest performances. Orchestral/Instrumental releases include such musical luminaries as Samson François, Adolph Busch, Sir John Barbirolli, and others. The series has a high-quality, distinctive design, with original LP sleeves and the ART logo reproduced on the front covers, and critical endorsements from Gramophone on the back inlays. The substantial booklets offer newly-ommissioned, authoritative essays in English, German & French. Sung texts and libretti with translations are included where applicable.
 

CD Reviews

No Libretto included
German Artist | California | 12/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The opera itself has five (or rather: one hundred) stars, but unike the other operas in the "Great Recordings of the Century" Series, this new (single width jewel case with 2 CDs) release of Madama Butterfly does NOT come with a libretto. Since I have seven other releases of Madama Butterly, this doesn't matter to me, but if this will be your only copy of this wonderful opera, you may want to buy the previous Callas edition with the black cover, which does come with a libretto (and honestly, I can't hear much of an improvement in sound in the new remastering). I think a libretto is especially important with this opera, because the music and the words are put together so beautifully."