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Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf
Madama Butterfly

Album IT 1963 on RCA Victor Red Seal label
Classical (Opera)

Includes a 12" a 32-page insert with photos, info and notes in English and the complete libretto in Italian and English. Includes a 12" leaflet with Italian info and notes. Based on the story by John Luther Long and the drama by David Belasco. First performed at La Scala, Milan, February 17, 1904. Sung in Italian.

        
Musicians
PortraitGiacomo Puccini 1858-1924 IT
album by
PortraitLeontyne Price voc, *1927 US
soprano vocals, madama butterflu, cio-cio-san, album by
PortraitRichard Tucker voc, 1913-1975 US
tenor vocals, b.f. pinkerton, album by
PortraitRosalind Elias voc, *1929 US
mezzo-soprano vocals, suzuki, album by
Philip Maero 1924-2003 US
baritone vocals, sharpless, album by
PortraitErich Leinsdorf p, 1912-1993 AT
conductor, album by
Arturo La Porta IT
baritone vocals, imperial commissioner
PortraitRobert Kerns voc, 1933-1989 US
baritone vocals, prince yamadori
PortraitVirgilio Carbonari 1925-1988 IT
bass vocals, the bonze
PortraitMario Rinaudo b, *1936 IT
bass vocals, the registrar
PortraitLeo Pudis
bass vocals, yakuside
RCA Italiana Opera Chorus
chorus
Fernando Cavaniglia
conductor, assistant conductor
Luigi Ricci voc, 1893-1981 IT
conductor, assistant conductor
Ugo Catania
conductor, assistant conductor
PortraitGiuseppe Giacosa 1847-1906 IT
libretto by
PortraitLuigi Illica 1857-1919 IT
libretto by
George R. Marek
liner notes, italian and english
PortraitAnna Di Stasio voc, IT
mezzo-soprano vocals, kate pinkerton
Fernanda Cadoni IT
mezzo-soprano vocals, mother of cio-cio-san
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
orchestra
Gianna Lollini
soprano vocals, the aunt
Silvia Bertona
soprano vocals, the cousin
PortraitPiero De Palma voc, ts, 1925-2013 IT
tenor vocals, goro
Producers
Nino Antonellini chorus master
Richard Mohr liner notes, producer
Lewis Layton recorded by, recording engineer
Carl O. Von Hoersten stage manager, stereophonic stage manager
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Atto I (Parte Ia)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf23:05
2Atto I (Parte IIa)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf19:23
3Atto I (Conclusione)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf6:58
4Atto II (Parte Ia)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf10:47
5Atto II (Parte IIa)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf21:53
6Atto II (Conclusione)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf14:56
7Atto III (Parte Ia)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf7:36
8Atto III (Conclusione)Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price - Richard Tucker - Rosalind Elias - Philip Maero - Erich Leinsdorf23:43

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