PUCCINI Madama Butterfly

EMI recorded Madama Butterfly in September and October 1959 in Rome, reuniting the two stars of the 1956 recording of La Bohème, Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling. This new Pristine stereo XR remastering brings you these legendary performances in a sound quality you won't believe!

Victoria de los Angeles is an ideal Butterfly. Her light and smooth tone is suitably youthful and infatuated yet it has plenty of power when needed. Björling’s singing is carefree, thoroughly Italiante in style, and commits to disc a Pinkerton that you want to listen to again and again.

We also celebrate the 90th anniversary of composer Gustav Holst with a special offer reduction on all his recordings this week.