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Performer: Anthony Minghella

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ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Philippe Jordan; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Asmik Grigorian; Freddie De Tommaso

ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Philippe Jordan; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Ramón Tebar; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Asmik Grigorian

ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Joana Mallwitz; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Hui He; Roberto Alagna
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Pulling the heart strings: Madam Butterfly returns to ENO

Natalya Romaniw (Cio-Cio-san) © Jane Hobson
Anthony Minghella's classic production of Madam Butterfly makes a welcome return with a sensational role debut by Natalya Romaniw as Cio-Cio-san.
****1
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A good Madama Butterfly from Hui He at The Met

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Termine | Met Opera
Anthony Minghella's production remains a feast for the eyes, but this performance failed to gel into a dramatic whole. 
***11
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Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly

Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
A star-turn from Ermonela Jaho as Puccini's heroine. 
*****
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Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
 “The Minghella Butterfly” has physically lost none of its luster, but the singing did not live up to the staging.
***11
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Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly

The sheer opulence of Minghella's staging often overwhelms, drenched in colour. Is that enough to really get to the core of the drama though, or is it all surface gloss?
***11
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