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Season 42 Episode 17

Madama Butterfly

Aired Unknown Mar 23, 2014 on PBS
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Madama Butterfly
A cinematic adaptation of Puccini's 1904 opera "Madama Butterfly,". The work tells the story of a Nagasaki geisha (Mirella Freni) who is abandoned by the U.S. Navy officer (Placido Domingo) she loves. Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic. Suzuki: Christa Ludwig. Sharpless: Robert Kerns. Goro: Michel Senechal. Yamadori: Giorgio Stendoro.moreless

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