MADAMA BUTTERFLY Kirsten (New Orleans 1960) (CD)
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MADAMA BUTTERFLY Kirsten (New Orleans 1960) (CD)

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The only complete opera recording available by American soprano Dorothy Kirsten. With Daniele Barioni as Pinkerton, Richard Torigi as Sharpless, and Rosalind Nadell as Suzuki.
[1994, Stereo, 2-CD, 122 minutes]

"Kirsten was a Puccini soprano par excellence...she never recorded the role commercially, which makes this recording of a 1960 performance at New Orleans particularly treasurable." American Record Guide

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Opera in Three Acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Cast:
Cio-cio san - Dorothy Kirsten
Pinkerton - Daniele Barioni
Suzuki - Rosalind Nadell
Sharpless - Richard Torigi
Goro - Thomas Carter
Lo Zio Bonzo - Rodney Hall
Yamadori - Arthur Cosenza
Kate - Eileen Ireland
Commissario - Harold Crane

New Orleans Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Renato Cellini, conductor
(Live performance, March 1960)