30 day opera challenge

Day 7 - An aria that you hate - Dovunque al mondo

I have a lot of problems with Pinkerton and people trying to exculpate him…just…no. Also Puccini’s inclusion of the American national anthem is a little heavy-handed (although maybe that’s the point). And I hate how the words ‘Yankee’ and ‘whisky’ sound amongst the Italian. Rant over.

Recommended viewing: Placido Domingo (because he looks sexy in that t-shirt)

callasassoluta:

Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano in the dress rehearsal of Madama Butterfly. (Chicago, 1955)

duexchatnoir:

Original Lithograph printed 1914, from a dramatic scene from Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, by German born artist Adolfo Hohenstein.

scottmcrissman:

I’ve posted this before, but seriously.

If you see Madama Butterfly and you don’t weep, there is something wrong with you (or it’s a bad production… always possible).

Madama Butterfly performed ‘in the presence of the composer’, 1907 at the Met.

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