Madame Butterfly

  • 1955
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Opera

The first film version of Puccini's opera to be filmed as an opera. The sets were designed and built by Japanese art directors, the performers are mostly Japanese (with the singing dubbed by Italians), and the orchestrations were handled by the Italians. Though well done, with an eye for accuracy, MADAME BUTTERFLY is, nonetheless, a filmed opera and therefore...read more

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The first film version of Puccini's opera to be filmed as an opera. The sets were designed and built by Japanese art directors, the performers are mostly Japanese (with the singing dubbed by Italians), and the orchestrations were handled by the Italians. Though well done, with an eye for

accuracy, MADAME BUTTERFLY is, nonetheless, a filmed opera and therefore somewhat dull.

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