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Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly: Enthralling in Los Angeles

Lina de la Torre | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Stefano Secco as Pinkerton in LA Opera's 2016 production of Madame Butterfly. (Photo by Ken Howard for LA Opera) Why has Madame Butterfly endured wit...

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.01.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

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.

Butterfly, Bach and Breasts in the Windy City - Part I

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

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.

Madame Butterfly at LA Opera: Toned Down and Tuned Up

Rodney Punt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

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.

Romantic Madame Butterfly Coming to L.A. Opera

Jay Weston | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Dancing Backward in High Heels: Conversations with New York Dolls' David Johansen (Plus: Chatting with Ancient Astronauts)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The New York Dolls' David Johansen discusses the making of their new album, Dancing Backward In High Heels.

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.

VOICES THIS WEEK: Rodney Punt, David Dagan, Jaime Rojo, Cat Bennett

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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...

Madame Butterfly Takes Wing in Santa Fe

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

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.

Third Screen: David Henry Hwang on Defining Yourself in a Shifting World

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

DHH: Theater is uniquely positioned to address issues of community simply because it's not mass media. I do some work in theater. I do some work in film and television.

The Lords of The Fly

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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.