Madama Butterfly (1974)

09/14/1974 (DE) Music 2h 25m
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Karajan magnificent in unique treatment of familiar tragedy


Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, and Robert Kerns star in this Jean-Pierre Ponnelle-directed version of the Puccini opera, with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Madama Butterfly is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire for companies around the world, ranking 7th in the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

  1. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle


  2. David Belasco


  3. Luigi Illica


  4. Giuseppe Giacosa


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  1. Mirella Freni

    Mirella Freni

    Cio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly

  2. Plácido Domingo

    Plácido Domingo


  3. Robert Kerns


  4. Christa Ludwig


  5. Michel Sénéchal


  6. Marius Rintzler


  7. Hans Helm

    Comisario imperial

  8. Elke Schary

    Kate Pinkerton

  9. Herbert von Karajan

    Herbert von Karajan

    Self - Conductor

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Madama Butterfly

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Original Language Italian

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