Vocal and Piano (Score)
Testo Cantato In Italiano-Inglese. Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Edited by Ruth Martin and Thomas Martin. Opera Vocal Score Series (Ricordi). Opera or Operetta. Vocal Score. Composed 2006. 272 pages. Ricordi #CP 12916605. Published by Ricordi (HL.50018000).
Item Number: HL.50018000
ISBN 0793553881. 8x10.5 inches. Italian-English.
Full Vocal score of Giacomo Puccini's favourite opera Madame Butterfly. With Italian lyrics and synopsis in Italian, English, French and German.
The definitive version, which is reflected in this edition, was produced in 1906 at the Opéra Comique in Paris and published by Ricordi the following year. Puccini thus invested considerable effort into the creation of this his favorite opera—and into shaping the fate of theheroine, herself a manifestation of the extremes of patient waiting and steadfast love. The music is a complete and masterful expression of the pity and disillusionment that surround the figure of Cio-Cio-San: her absolute butmisguided hope, her pathetic pretence in the name of love, her miserable demise.