On this day in 1904, Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered in Milan, Italy. The premier performance was a disaster! Puccini revised the opera and when it was performed on May 24, 1904 it received great acclaim! Here's an animated version of the aria from the opera.
We have the complete opera on CD [AB/CD 782.1 PUC] and there's also an introduction to it for children on Luciano Pavarotti's My Favorite Opera For Children [CD CHILDREN PAV].