This famous aria from Madame Butterfly has been adapted so that it can be performed by a variety of solo instruments or a solo voice. The orchestration has been reduced slightly (piccolo, bass clarinet, cor anglais and harp have been omitted) and it has been transposed from the original key of Gb down a semitone into F, but otherwise this version is fairly faithful to Puccini's original score. Various solo instrumental parts are provided. A separate voice part is not provided; singers should use whatever edition of the opera vocal score or the aria that they have.
Duration: 4½ minutes
Soloist (parts provided for treble clef instruments in C, Bb, F or Eb) or voice (middle C up to top A).
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)