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Work: Madama Butterfly

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

© Andris Tone
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Sofija Maslovska; Latvian National Opera; Eduards Vītols

ChicagoMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Henrik Nánási; Michael Grandage; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Christopher Oram; Ana María Martínez; Lianna Haroutounian

ViennaMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Graeme Jenkins; Josef Gielen; Vienna State Opera; Tsugouharu Foujita; Sae-Kyung Rim; Fabio Sartori

New York CityMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Ana María Martínez; Andrea Carè

ViennaMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Speranza Scappucci; Josef Gielen; Vienna State Opera; Tsugouharu Foujita; Elena Guseva; Raffaele Abete
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A beautiful, relevant Madama Butterfly arrives in Adelaide

Mariana Hong (Cio-Cio-San) © Soda Street Productions

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

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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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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