DVD Madame Butterfly (DVD 31760),
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Madame Butterfly

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Frederic Mitterand's acclaimed cinematic adaptation of Puccini's popular opera is the first filmed version to use both Western and Eastern actors. Presented by Martin Scorcese, this tragic tale of a love affair between a naive geisha and the American naval officer who deserts her and their young child is lushly photographed, with beautiful vocal performances from soprano Ying Huang and tenor Richard Troxell. Nominated for two French Cesar awards.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 05670

  • Credits
    Ying Huang, Richard L. Troxell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Ying Huang is a promising, even very promising, new singer, capable of a deeply felt vocal performance..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A visual combination of authentic Japanese realism and picturesque, dream-like cinematography that matches the lushness of Puccini's music..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Ms. Huang has a strong, supple lyric soprano....The music still works its bittersweet magic..."
    New York Times

    "...The film's final chrysalis scene gets up considerable visual and emotional steam..."
    Film Comment

    "...Superbly cinematic....Emotionally devastating..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Beautiful....As a treatment of the story, as an evocation of the emotions of love and the wounds of betrayal, it is close to Puccini's intentions, and very moving..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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