MADAM BUTTERFLY A Japanese Tragedy 1906
Madam Butterfly A Japanese Tragedy...Italian Libretto By L. Illica and G. Giacosa. Music by G. Puccini, G. Ricordi & Company, New York, 1906.
Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Italian (left page) & English translations (right page). Nice overall condition with a small bottom spine cover taped (archival) tear and few tiny top corner tip creases. About 9-1/2 x 6-1/4. Couple of the pages are uncut at the bottom edge, and small price sticker mark to front. Nice overall condition.
Cover Title: Metropolitan Opera House Grand Opera Giulio Gatti-Casazza General Manager. Libretto. The Original Italian, French or German Libretto with a Correct English Translation. Madama Butterfly. Fred. Rullman, Inc.
Bottom Title Page: Italian Text - Copyright 1904, by G. Ricordi & Co., English Text-Copyright 1906, by G. Ricordi & Co., French Text-Copyright 1906, by G. Ricordi & Co.
From Wikipedia: It is based on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. Long's version was dramatized by David Belasco as the one-act play Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, which, after premiering in New York in 1900, moved to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of that year.