Madame Butterfly

More info on Madame Butterfly

Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Librettist:

Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica

Premiere:

17 February 1904, Milan (La Scala)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Madame Butterfly Synopsis

Libretto:

Madame Butterfly Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Madame Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco. Puccini also based it on the novel Madame Chrysanthème (1887) by Pierre Loti. According to one scholar, the opera was based on events that actually occurred in Nagasaki in the early 1890s.
The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on February 17, 1904, at La Scala in Milan. It was very poorly received despite the presence of such notable singers as soprano Rosina Storchio, tenor Giovanni Zenatello and baritone Giuseppe De Luca in the lead roles. This was due in large part to the late completion and inadequate time for rehearsals. Puccini revised the opera, splitting the second act into two acts and making other changes. On May 28, 1904, this version was performed in Brescia and was a huge success.
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Roles in Madame Butterfly

Cio-Cio San Soprano
Suzuki Mezzo-Soprano
B. F. Pinkerton Tenor
Sharpless Baritone
Goro Tenor
Prince Yamadori Tenor
The Bonze Bass
Yakuside Bass

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All scenes from Madame Butterfly

Arias from Madame Butterfly
Duets from Madame Butterfly

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2E soffito e pareti

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Questa e la cameriera

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02-2

Type: Voice: T T Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Pinkerton/Suzuki/Cio-Cio/Sharpless
4Dovunque al mondo lo Yankee

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless/Goro
5Amore o grillo

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
6Quale smania vi prende

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: Voice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
7Quanto cielo quanto mar

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-1

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Ancora un passo or via

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
9Ecco son giunte al somma

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-3

Type: quartet,choirVoice: T S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Cio-Cio/Sharpless/Pinkerton
10Gran ventura riverenza

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
11L'imperial commissario

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Commissioner/Sharpless/Cio-Cio
12Vieni amor mio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
13Ieri son salita tutta sola

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
14Tutti zitti!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
15Madame Butterfly

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-3

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
16Cio Cio San

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-4

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
17Bimba bimba non piangere

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
18Ed eccoci in famiglia

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: Voice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/The Bonze/Cio-Cio
19Viene la sera

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
20Quest obi pomposa

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
21Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
22Stolta paura

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
23Vogliatemi bene un bene piccolino

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
24Dolce notte! Quante stelle

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
25Sai cos'ebbe cuore

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
26Cora a bocca chiusa

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27E izaghi ed izanami sarundascio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: Voice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Cio-Cio
28Un bel di vedremo

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
29Chiamera Butterfly dalla lontana

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
30Ce entrate

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless
31Yamadori ancor le pene

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
32Non lo sapete insomma

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
33A voi pero..il messagio ho gran paura

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: Voice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio/Yamadori
34Ora a noi sedete qui

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
35E questo e questo?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: Voice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
36Che tua madre dovra prenderti

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
37Due cose potrei far

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
38Ah! m'ha scordata?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-3

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
39Io scendo al piano

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
40Vespa rospo maledetto!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Suzuki/Cio-Cio
41Il cannone del porto

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
42Tutti i fior?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
43Vedrai piccolo amor

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-3

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
44Una nave da guerra

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
45Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
46Or vieni ad adornar

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
47Intermezzo 2

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
48Tu tu piccolo iddio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
49Chi sara chi sara?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
50Suzuki Suzuki!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
51Intermezzo 3

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
52Oh eh! oh eh!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
53Gia il sole Cio Cio San!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02-2

Type: Voice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Cio-Cio
54Povera Butterfly chi sia?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: Voice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Pinkerton/Sharpless
55Io so che alle sue pene

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: trioVoice: Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Suzuki/Pinkerton
56Addio fiorito asil

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
57Glielo dirai prometto

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: Voice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Kate/Cio-Cio/Suzuki
58Quella donna che vuol da me?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton/Kate
59Come una mosca prigioniera

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
60Con onor muore chi non puo serbar

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: silentLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dolore
61Spira sul mare (Entrata di Butterfly)

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: