Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21, 1988: Madama Butterfly in Oslo

1988-11-21 Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Den Norske Opera (Oslo)

Cio-Cio-San = Keiko Kamegawa
Suzuki = Marit Osnes Aambø
Kate Pinkerton = Gro Hundvin
B.F. Pinkerton = Caj Ehrstedt
Sharpless = Jan Sødal
Goro = Rorald Rørvik
Prince Yamadori = Knut Gullerud
Uncle Bonzo = Svein Carlsen

Per Åke Andersson, conductor

How irritating it is to hear/see this heart-wrenching opera and to have people sitting there finding it ludicrous the marriage contract for 999 years. But poor Butterfly she is going to die because she takes it seriously love, marriage but Pinkerton see every thing Japanese as a joke as this custom of leasing houses for 999 years. The clash West/East.

That bloody Pinkerton. Even the American consul who is normally quite cold-blooded tries to warn Pinkerton.

This is a great opera!

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