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Dovunque al mondo (Pinkerton): Vieni la sera (Pinkerton, Butterfly): Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia (Pinkerton, Butterfly): Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino. The play takes place in Japan in Madame Butterfly's liste konse at the foot of. Higashi Hill NOTE. During the scene in which Madame Butterfly waits at the shoji. M. Butterfly, presented by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen, and directed by John Dexter, premiered on February 10,. , at the National Theatre in Washington .
Act 1[ edit ] In , a U. She is a year-old Japanese girl whom he is marrying for convenience, and he intends to leave her once he finds a proper American wife, since Japanese divorce laws are very lax. The wedding is to take place at the house. Butterfly had been so excited to marry an American that she had earlier secretly converted to Christianity. After the wedding ceremony, her uninvited uncle, a bonze , who has found out about her conversion, comes to the house, curses her and orders all the guests to leave, which they do while renouncing her. Pinkerton and Butterfly sing a love duet and prepare to spend their first night together.
After the wedding ceremony, her uninvited uncle, a bonze , who has found out about her conversion, comes to the house, curses her and orders all the guests to leave, which they do while renouncing her. Pinkerton and Butterfly sing a love duet and prepare to spend their first night together.
Act 2[ edit ] Three years later, Butterfly is still waiting for Pinkerton to return, as he had left shortly after their wedding. Her maid Suzuki keeps trying to convince her that he is not coming back, but Butterfly will not listen to her. Goro, the marriage broker who arranged her marriage, keeps trying to marry her off again, but she does not listen to him either.
The American consul, Sharpless, comes to the house with a letter which he has received from Pinkerton which asks him to break some news to Butterfly: that Pinkerton is coming back to Japan, but Sharpless cannot bring himself to finish it because Butterfly becomes very excited to hear that Pinkerton is coming back. Sharpless asks Butterfly what she would do if Pinkerton were not to return.
She then reveals that she gave birth to Pinkerton's son after he had left and asks Sharpless to tell him. From the hill house, Butterfly sees Pinkerton's ship arriving in the harbour. She and Suzuki prepare for his arrival, and then they wait.
Suzuki and the child fall asleep, but Butterfly stays up all night waiting for him to arrive. Act 3[ edit ] Suzuki wakes up in the morning and Butterfly finally falls asleep.
Sharpless and Pinkerton arrive at the house, along with Pinkerton's new American wife, Kate. They have come because Kate has agreed to raise the child. But, as Pinkerton sees how Butterfly has decorated the house for his return, he realizes he has made a huge mistake.
He admits that he is a coward and cannot face her, leaving Suzuki, Sharpless and Kate to break the news to Butterfly. Agreeing to give up her child if Pinkerton comes himself to see her, she then prays to statues of her ancestral gods, says goodbye to her son, and blindfolds him.
She places a small American flag in his hands and goes behind a screen, killing herself with her father's seppuku knife.
Pinkerton rushes in, but he is too late, and Butterfly dies. Synopsis musical numbers [ edit ] This is a synopsis of the standard version  of the opera, with its arias, duets, trios, choruses, etc. The synopsis is organized into the 34 tracks that constitute most recordings. Act 1[ edit ] 1.
A short orchestral prelude with a busy, fugal opening theme, followed by a second theme of more overtly Japanese character, leads straight into the opening scene. E soffitto e pareti "And ceiling and walls".
Pinkerton and Goro are inspecting a small house which sits on a hill and overlooks the bay. Goro has found the house for Pinkerton and his bride, and is showing him the house, with its sliding doors and small garden.
The butler, the cook and the bride's maid, Suzuki, enter the garden and are introduced to Pinkerton. After they leave, Goro tells Pinkerton that everything is now ready and that his intended bride, Butterfly, will arrive soon, as will the American consul, the marriage registrar and all the bride's relatives, except her uncle. Her uncle is a priest and refuses to attend the wedding ceremony.
Sharpless, the American consul, has climbed up the hill from the city. He enters the garden, greets Pinkerton and Goro, and admires the view that overlooks Nagasaki's harbor and the sea.
Pinkerton tells Sharpless that he has just downloadd the little house for years, with the right every month to cancel the agreement. Pinkerton explains that, in Japan, the law is very loose. Dovunque al mondo "Throughout the world".
As the orchestra plays the opening flourish to " The Star-Spangled Banner " a musical theme which will characterize Pinkerton throughout the opera , Pinkerton tells Sharpless that, throughout the world, the Yankee wanderer is not satisfied until he captures the flowers of every shore and the love of every beautiful woman. Sharpless is critical of Pinkerton's beliefs, but they stand and agree, "America forever". Pinkerton tells Goro to bring Butterfly to him. When Goro leaves, Sharpless asks Pinkerton if he is really in love.
Amore o grillo "Love or fancy". Pinkerton admits to Sharpless that he does not know whether he is really in love or just infatuated, but he is bewitched with Butterfly's innocence, charm and beauty; she is like a butterfly fluttering around and then landing with silent grace, so beautiful "that I must have her, even though I injure her butterfly wings".
Sharpless tells Pinkerton that he heard Butterfly speak, when she visited the consulate, and he asks Pinkerton not to pluck off her delicate wings. However, Pinkerton tells Sharpless that he will do "no great harm, even if Butterfly falls in love. Stereochemistry 5.
Organic Spectrometry II. Reactions, Mechanisms, Multiple Bonds 6. Organic Reactions Not yet Posted 7. Reactions of Haloalkanes, Alcohols, and Amines. Nucleophilic Substitution 8. Alkenes and Alkynes 9.
Proof copy with revisions in the hand of the composer. Third Italian edition Schickling Arranger Carlo Carignani , piano reduction. Paul Ferrier — , French text. Second French edition Schickling Rosette Helen Elkin , English text. This revision issued ca. Third English edition Schickling Muzgiz ,