Recorded at Festival Puccini Opera Festival, Torre del Lago – May 2004
Daniela Dessì (Cio-Cio San), Fabio Armiliato (Pinkerton), Juan Pons (Sharpless), Rossana Rinaldi (Suzuki)
Placido Domingo (conductor) & Stefano Monti (director)
On the anniversary of the first success of Madama Butterfly in Brescia on 28th May 1904, Placido Domingo conducted, from the podium of Torre del Lago Puccini, Daniela Dessì, Fabio Armilato and Juan Pons in a new production by Stefano Monti with sets designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro and costumes of Maison Gattinoni. After Maria Stuarda, Thaïs and Agrippina Dynamic is proud to announce this new, prestigious, DVD release. Subtitles in 7 languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese).
Recorded at the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago in August 2007
Norma Fantini (Mimì), Massimiliano Pisapia (Rodolfo), Donata d’Annunzio Lombardi (Musetta), Gabriele Viviani (Marcello), Massimiliano Valleggi (Schaunard)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Puccini Festival & Children’s Choir of the Puccini Festival, Stewart Robertson (conductor) & Maurizio Scaparro (director)
The stage set and the costumes were created by the famous Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon, who was awarded with the Abbiati Prize as the last contribution that Folon was able to give to the theatre before his death
Recorded at the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago, Viareggio, Lucca. August 2007
Antonia Cifrone (Floria Tosca), Stefano Secco (Mario Cavaradossi), Giorgio Surian (Il Barone Scarpia), Riccardo Ferrari (Cesare Angelotti), Massimo La Guardia (Spoletta), Franco Boscolo (Il Sagrestano), Fernando Ciuffo (Sciarrone), Veio Torcigliani (Un Carceriere) & Giovanni Caramanna (Un Pastore)
Orchestra and Chorus of Festival Puccini, Valerio Galli (conductor) & Mario Corradi (director)
This DVD was recorded during the 53rd edition of the renowned Festival Puccini which takes place every year in the composer’s hometown of Torre del Lago.
The entire cast received excellent reviews, particularly Cifrone who “gave an exquisite performance both vocally and dramatically”, and Giordani’s who “shone in the top register and displayed an impressive dynamic range” (Musicweb)
Contemporary Polish sculptor and artist Igor Mitoraj has also been hailed for his splendid and imaginative sets. Mitoraj’s style is deeply rooted in classical traditions but with a post-modern twist and has had work displayed at Canada Square, and the British Museum.
Box set comprised of the following popular operas already available in the Dynamic catalogue.
Sound format: 16:9
Picture format: LPCM 2.0
Region Code: 0
Running Time: 130 + 118 + 124 mins
Booklet notes: Ita / Eng / Fre / Ger
Subtitles: Fre, Eng, Ger, Spa, Ita, Jp, Ch