Robert Wilson’s pure and highly stylized 2003 production enhances the timeless beauty of Giacomo Puccini’s moving Japanese tragedy.
Cheryl Barker and Martin Thompson lead an inspired cast in a highly charged recording from the Amsterdam Muziektheater with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by a masterful and passionate Edo de Waart.
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"Wilson creates a superbly beautiful Butterfly. Once again, Wilson's incredible lighting takes a solo role…Puccini's Butterfly has seldom sounded so refined and so perfect as under Edo de Waart; the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra play outstandingly for him. The vocal performances are no less impressive…" - Algemeen Dagblad, NL
“The cast is notably expert, and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under Edo de Waart gives a strong yet tender account of Puccini's cunning score. As stage director, responsible also for the lighting and sets, Robert Wilson has produced, whether by design or constraint, a minimalist version of the opera. In manner, if not in matter, this Madama Butterfly is rigidly puritanical.” - Robert Anderson, Music Video Daily
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Edo de Waart
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