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Puccini: Madama Butterfly - Enrico Campi (vocals); Lucia Danieli (vocals); Luisa Villa (vocals); Maria Callas (vocals); Mario Borriello (vocals);...
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  1. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera
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EMI's 1955 recording of Madama Butterfly features three of the brightest stars of the era, Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda, and Herbert von Karajan. Callas hadn't yet sung Cio-Cio-San on-stage when she made this recording, but she fully inhabits the role and brings penetrating insight to it. She's completely convincing as an adolescent, a remarkable feat in this role, which requires a voice of considerable heft. Callas beautifully captures Butterfly's vulnerability and sensitivity with an astonishingly youthful-sounding vocal ...