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Madama Butterfly

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back To You

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass "O Wag...

Astoria Characters: The Gal of Grand Gestures

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.08.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's too hard to sit still, and there's no point to it. Life equals kinetic energy, which is why Verunka Vlkova-Fierro plugs in the 6-foot-long sign as soon as she makes her entrance into the living room.

Spread Your Wings and Fly: Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera

Opera Teen | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts
Opera Teen

Whether or not it was because of Giacomo Puccini's tuneful and heart-wrenching score, New York Fashion Week, or the first outing of soprano Ana Maria ...

Celebrating Contributions and Enduring Racism: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we celebrate our rich AAPI history during the month of May, we remember the story of Madama Butterfly and the lessons it teaches. We must keep in mind how destructive racism and sexism can be towards AAPI women.

There's Lots of Good Fish in the Sea

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The lyrics to many choral refrains in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas are often ignored or forgotten by audiences who favor the musical solos and pat...

"Show Boat" - Jerome Kern's Masterpiece at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.05.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

It's an opera - where the ideal performer with the optimal voice is a capital match for the intentions of the composer and his lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II.

Butterfly Soars on Sydney Harbor

Joyce Morgan | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

For that reason Madama Butterfly can be one of the trickiest operas to realize today. It is to opera what The Taming of the Shrew is to theater. Times and values have changed.

Here's Your Preview Of The Upcoming Metropolitan Opera Season

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

When the curtain rises on the new Metropolitan Opera season Monday night, the roller-coaster ride that has marked Peter Gelb's seven years as general ...

A Stunningly Visual 'Magic Flute'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

Jun Kaneko has succeeded in creating an expression of the Totally Other that not only boggles the mind in its complexity, but says to the operatic world: The times they are a'changin'.

On the Culture Front: Belle de Jour Comes to Blu-ray and Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly Returns to the Met

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I never quite understood the thrill of Blu-ray until I watched Criterion's new release of Luis Bunuel's Belle de Jour.

Soprano Patricia Racette Talks About Tosca as Washington National Opera Launches its Fall Season

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg


PHOTOS: HAIKU REVIEWS: Max's Kansas City Meets Cyrano De Bergerac | Santa Fe, NYC, SF, LA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a new weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the trad...

Two Operas You'll Never See Performed at the Met!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether deploying a chorus line of Ku Klux Klansmen, mocking every symbol of Christianity, or filling the theatre with nonstop profanity, Jerry Springer:The Opera has something to offend everyone.

Madame Butterfly: A Journey

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Weller

Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly emerged slowly from her cocoon to become one of the world's most beloved operas.

Tantalizing Tunes: A Fall Handful of Hit Performances

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

From Tchaikovsky to Broadway, Butterfly to Frankie Valli and Shalom, Toronto is truly alive with The Sound of Music!