Madama Butterfly

Karajan: The Opera Recordings

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) is one of the most legendary conductors of all time. His legacy is well-preserved on record as he made many recordings thru his career.


This year Deutsche Grammophon released a 70 CDs box set with the complete opera recordings by Karajan on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca entitled Karajan: The Opera Recordings.


This box set features two opera recordings with Pavarotti:

  • Puccini: La Bohème with the Berliner Philharmoniker (recorded in 1972)
  • Puccini: Madama Butterfly with the Wiener Philharmoniker (recorded in 1974)

Both recordings are available separately on Decca CD, download and streaming.


If you want to own a collection of great opera recordings then this lavish box set might be just what you need. See details in the video and the illustration below.


This post was first published 29-12-2015. Last revision 29-12-2015.

Happy 76th birthday, Pavarotti!

Today, on 12th October 2011, would have been Pavarotti’s 76th birthday. Let’s remember the great man with the aria “Addio fiorito asil” from the Puccini opera Madama Butterfly. The video is from a solo concert in Milano, Italy in 1990. Leone Magiera conducts the orchestra. The entire concert is available on DVD. Enjoy!

Grazie, Luciano! Risposi in pace! Happy 76th birthday, Luciano!

This post was first published 12-10-2011 as “Happy birthday, Luciano!”. Last revision 12-10-2014.