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4.0 out of 5 stars Good singing, poor acting!
Okay, I know that most opera is ham by its very nature. However, the stars of this show ar VERY bacon. However, if you are sitting at theback in Verona you're unlikely to see any facial expressions anyhow. This said, the singing is exceptional, and considering I only knew the soprano, was truly electric.
Well recommended if you don't want Oscar performances.
Published on 14 Nov. 2003 by David Burgess-Joyce

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Snobs strut their stuff
This is one of Giacomo Puccini's most popular operas. This was a taken from John Luther Long's novella about the relationship between an American navel officer and a former geisha.

I normally appreciate the subtle differences in different presentations of this story. However this particular one (in Verona in 1983) grated on me as the characters were played by...
Published on 31 Mar. 2007 by bernie


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good singing, poor acting!, 14 Nov. 2003
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David Burgess-Joyce (Wirral, Merseyside United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Puccini: Madama Butterfly [DVD] [1983] [2001] (DVD)
Okay, I know that most opera is ham by its very nature. However, the stars of this show ar VERY bacon. However, if you are sitting at theback in Verona you're unlikely to see any facial expressions anyhow. This said, the singing is exceptional, and considering I only knew the soprano, was truly electric.
Well recommended if you don't want Oscar performances.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh! Mrs Pinkerton, 17 May 2011
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The settings were marvellous, the singing VG BUT Mrs Pinkerton looked more like Granny Pinkerton and was grossly fat, very unbelievable. I think she would have had difficulty getting pregnant
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3.0 out of 5 stars Snobs strut their stuff, 31 Mar. 2007
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This is one of Giacomo Puccini's most popular operas. This was a taken from John Luther Long's novella about the relationship between an American navel officer and a former geisha.

I normally appreciate the subtle differences in different presentations of this story. However this particular one (in Verona in 1983) grated on me as the characters were played by stuffy snobs that mostly walked through the story.

However the scenery was excellent and they had the space to do more with props. Also the music was up to par. I also felt that I was sitting in then outdoor audience.

Even though I know the story it was still good to have fairly accurate subtitles that kept up with the action.

Bulgaria born Raina Kabaivanska has plaid parts in several made for TV operas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 July 2014
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