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Work: Madama Butterfly

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ComposerPuccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistLuigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Year1904
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Marco Armiliato; Ted Huffman; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Annemarie Woods; Ana María Martínez; Saimir Pirgu

TokyoMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Tatsuya Shimono; Tamiya Kuriyama; New National Theatre; Jiro Shima; Ayako Maeda; Jiro Katsushiba; Eri Nakamura

MunichFestspiel-Nachtkonzert: OPERcussion | Eine Nacht in der Oper

© Wilfried Hösl
Mozart, Bizet, Puccini
Bavarian State Opera; OPERcussion – Percussionists of the Bayerische Staatsorchester
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Pulling the heart strings: Madam Butterfly returns to ENO

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 beautiful, relevant Madama Butterfly arrives in Adelaide

The State Opera of South Australia launch a beautifully sung, dramatically performed Madama Butterfly conveying a powerfully confrontational telling of the opera.

*****
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A good Madama Butterfly from Hui He at The Met

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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A new, darker Butterfly at Opera Australia

Graeme Murphy's new Madama Butterfly opens with arrestingly kinky imagery and heavily exploits digital projections thereafter, but the joy of the production is in the uniform excellence of the performers, headed by the outstanding Karah Son in the title role.
****1
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Bob Wilson's cool minimalist Butterfly is back in Amsterdam

Robert Wilson's Madama Butterfly is back in Amsterdam starring rising star Elena Stikhina as the doomed Cio-Cio-San.
***11
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