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 scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.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:
15Cio Cio San

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-4

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
16Bimba bimba non piangere

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
17Ed eccoci in famiglia

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: Voice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/The Bonze/Cio-Cio
18Viene la sera

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
19Quest obi pomposa

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
20Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
21Stolta paura

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
22Vogliatemi bene

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
23Dolce notte! Quante stelle

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
24Sai cos'ebbe cuore

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
25Cora a bocca chiusa

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
26E izaghi ed izanami sarundascio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: Voice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Cio-Cio
27Un bel di vedremo

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
28Chiamera Butterfly dalla lontana

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
29Ce entrate

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless
30Yamadori ancor le pene

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
31Non lo sapete insomma

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
32A voi pero..il messagio ho gran paura

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: Voice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio/Yamadori
33Ora a noi sedete qui

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
34E questo e questo?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: Voice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
35Che tua madre dovra prenderti

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
36Due cose potrei far

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
37Ah! m'ha scordata?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-3

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
38Io scendo al piano

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
39Vespa rospo maledetto!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Suzuki/Cio-Cio
40Il cannone del porto

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
41Tutti i fior?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
42Vedrai piccolo amor

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-3

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
43Una nave da guerra

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
44Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
45Or vieni ad adornar

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
46Intermezzo 2

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
47Tu tu piccolo iddio

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
48Chi sara chi sara?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
49Suzuki Suzuki!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
50Intermezzo 3

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
51Oh eh! oh eh!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
52Gia il sole Cio Cio San!

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02-2

Type: Voice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Cio-Cio
53Povera Butterfly chi sia?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: Voice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Pinkerton/Sharpless
54Io so che alle sue pene

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: trioVoice: Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Suzuki/Pinkerton
55Addio fiorito asil

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
56Glielo dirai prometto

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: Voice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Kate/Cio-Cio/Suzuki
57Quella donna che vuol da me?

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton/Kate
58Come una mosca prigioniera

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
59Con onor muore chi non puo serbar

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: silentLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dolore
60Spira sul mare (Entrata di Butterfly)

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: