MADAMA BUTTERFLY Kirsten (New Orleans 1960) (CD)

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Kirsten (New Orleans 1960) (CD)

Code: 1054-2



Product Description


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

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

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)