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Puccini: Madama Butterfly - Alexander Kaimbacher (tenor); Amitai Pati (tenor); Cecília Rodrigues (mezzo-soprano); Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano);...
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The market is not lacking recordings of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, but this one features a distinctive reading and showcases some underexposed American singers in Melody Moore (in the title role) and Lester Lynch (as Sharpless). The cast is generally quite strong; if Moore doesn't quite catch the rather flighty quality of Cio-Cio San in the first act, she delivers quite an emotional payoff in the tragic finale. This is an unusually orchestral Madama Butterfly, helmed by conductor Lawrence Foster and featuring the venerable ...

Puccini: Madama Butterfly 2021, PentaTone Classics

UPC: 827949078361