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Un Bel Di

The making of Madame Butterfly

Un Bel Di The making of Madame Butterfly


In 1995, the French director Frédéric Mitterrand adapted Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly for the cinema.

This documentary follows the most significant and spectacular stages of the making of Madame Butterfly: the American conductor James Conlon working with the singers during the piano rehearsals in Cologne; the recording sessions which took place in Paris at the Radio France studios in July 1994; various stages of the shoot in Tunisia and interviews on the set with the lip-sync director, the actors, designers, lead technicians and Frédéric Mitterrand.


  • Directed by:
    • Gérald Caillat
  • Production date: 1995
  • Duration: 1 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Euripide Productions / Imalyre - VTCOM France Télécom
  • Available version(s): EN
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