Puccini immediately withdrew the score, reworked it and gave it a second premier in Brescia and it was a huge success. The original Butterfly, Rosina Storchio, was not a part of the second premier due to prior commitments,
but was replaces by another truly great singer, Solomiya Krushelnytska [who changed her name to Salomea Krusheniski]. Giovanni Zenatello, the Pinkerton of the original premier repeated the role as did Gaetano Pini-Corsi as Goro. Giuseppe DeLuca, the original sharpless was replaced by Virgilio Bellatti. Krushelnytska was a tremendous spinto/dramatic soprano who recorded Un Bel Di from Madama Butterfly [available to listen to below]. Rosina Storchio did recorded, albeit her recordings are very few and very rare [available on our Heritage Series "Forgotten Sopranos" cd] but unfortunately she never did record anything from Madama Butterfly. Perhaps she wanted to put the painful memories of that event far behind her.
A new release in our Heritage Series will feature all available recordings by Solomiya Krushelnytska, look for it soon!