The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts.

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Ying Huang ...
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Ning Liang ...
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The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts.

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22 November 1995 (France)  »

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Madame Butterfly, de Frederick Mitterand  »

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Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton: She's like a porcelain doll. She sets me on fire.
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A believable and great opera movie
15 April 2002 | by (the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This really is a great opera movie. All the actors have the right age and -when it comes to appearance- the right "beauty". Butterfly is a young girl in the story, and in this movie she looks as one (and she is only in her early twenties). Nevertheless she does all the singing herself. She has won prizes in opera competitions and is very convincing. She is from China, not Japan, and has the perfect voice for the part. Who would ever find this story believable with a 40-years old soprano? Now with this young Asian actress/singer one is moved as one should be. Not only the singing, but also the emotions are clear and real. This could never be achieved in play-back from a different singer. All the other main characters are (very) good actors and sing their own parts (very well). The setting is beautiful, though not in Japan, but in Tunisia (I read afterwards). The orchestra plays well (under James Conlon). In fact everything is good. Only a few minor parts are sung by different persons than the (Asian) actors. Summarizing: The best Butterfly I have ever seen and probably the best I will ever see from now on.


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