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Work: Madama Butterfly

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ComposerPuccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
PeriodRomantic
Year1904
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Gold CoastMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai

SydneyMadama Butterfly

Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Massimo Zanetti; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Nicholas Milton; Tahu Matheson; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Jennifer Irwin

MaryboroughMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai

GladstoneMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai

MackayMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
John Bell; Opera Australia; Jennie Tate; Eva Kong; Sharon Zhai
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A new, darker Butterfly at Opera Australia

Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
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

Elena Stikhina and Sergio Escobar © BAUS
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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A sophisticated new Butterfly directed by Ferzan Ozpetek in Naples

Evgenia Muraveva (Cio-Cio-San) © Luciano Romano
Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek stages this new production of Madama Butterfly at Teatro San Carlo in Naples with a fine, penetrating approach.
***11
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Celine Byrne makes INO's Butterfly a memorable experience

Celine Byrne (Cio-Cio-San) © Patrick Redmond
Byrne is stunning in the title role while a strong cast of singers, orchestra, classic sets and dramatic acting make this a thoroughly enjoyable performance. 
*****
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Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Grigorian returns to Stockholm in a wonderful performance of Madama Butterfly, with young, upcoming tenor Migran Agadzhanyan as Pinkerton in a 2014 production by Kirsten Harms.
****1
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