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Subject: Re: Butterfly from La Scala
From: Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:03:57 -0500

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On Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:57:20 -0500, Clarissa Cheer <[log in to unmask]> 

No, not cut, but they used the original version, which didn't include the passages Idia 
Legray mentioned.

>You mean "Butterfly" was "cut" at La Scala!!! Shame. 
>Clarissa Lablache
>> From: Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:40:29 -0500
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: Butterfly from La Scala
>> Despite the fact that I was watching Puccini's first version, I found it
>>  thoroughly enjoyable and quite interesting to see how much improved his
>>  final decisions bring even more drama and pathos than this original one.
>>  Because I am so familiar with the score I was sometimes taken aback and
>>  felt "robbed" of certain musical sounds that were not there.  Particularly in
>>  the love scene.  Also the lack of Pinkerton's aria"Addio fiorito asil" was
>>  sadly missed.
>>  But in all, I found this Butterfly a sincere and tragic performance
>> beautifully
>>  done by Maria Jose Siri whose facial expressions alone touched one's heart.
>>  Kudos to Annelise Stroppa who was a fine Suzuki and to Bryan Hymel who
>>  was an almost likable reprobate of a Pinkerton.  Special acknowledgement
>>  must go to a performance of Sharpless that is hard to beat.  Carlos Alvarez
>>  found the key to a sympathetic rendering like I have never seen before.
>>  The beauty of the staging and costumes was well conceived.
>>  And of course Puccini's magnificent music well delivered by Chailly was the
>>  icing on the cake.

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