Stefano Secco as Pinkerton in LA Opera's 2016 production of Madame Butterfly. (Photo by Ken Howard for LA Opera)
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I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.
I was recently in Chicago for a weekend, passing through from engagement to engagement. I love Chicago for its arts and culture, architecture and the compact and walkable downtown arts area.
Though Puccini's Madame Butterfly is the most performed and popular work in LA Opera's 27-year history, it is never guaranteed a sure-fire production.
This heartbreaking tragedy of the beautiful geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who falls madly in love with the caddish American naval lieutenant who is unworthy of that love, is heart-rendering.
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Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly emerged slowly from her cocoon to become one of the world's most beloved operas.
MADAME BUTTERFLY TAKES WING IN SANTA FE
by Rodney Punt
The plot could not be simpler: American naval officer jilts Japanese wife who later commits su...
The plot could not be simpler: American naval officer jilts Japanese wife who later commits suicide. But Puccini's Madame Butterfly was not at all easy to compose, nor initially to stage.
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The production contained some pre-requisites for the medium -- a tragic storyline that centered around love, sex and three principles, making it a theoretical candidate for an operatic treatment.
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