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)
Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano in the dress rehearsal of Madama Butterfly. (Chicago, 1955)
Beautiful Anna Moffo singing Madama Butterfly.
This is a real gem.
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.