The Madama Butterfly that sets the recorded standard for this work gets remastered to the nth degree with simply superb results.
Shot in composer Puccini’s resort village, this outdoor performance of Madama Butterfly has lackluster singing and downright inferior video properties.
Madama Butterfly, a perennial operatic favorite, is given a routine rendering in this Sferisterio Festival performance. The principals are neither vocally nor visually suited for the high definition Blu-ray scene while the remainder of the cast and musicians are adequate at best. The videography is the strong suit of this traditionally staged production by Pier Luigi Pizzi.