Opera Preview: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Seattle Opera production of
Madam Butterfly
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 7-8:30pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.

Opera Preview: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Even though it was a disastrous flop in its 1904 premiere in Milan, Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly has emerged as one of the most popular operas ever written, performed dozens of times a year in opera houses all over the world.

Why? Madama Butterfly is a touching story of a 19th century Japanese woman who is loved and then abandoned by an American naval officer. More importantly, though, Madama Butterfly contains some of the loveliest and most poignant music Puccini ever composed.

This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature speaker Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.


Anonymous,  July 31, 2017 at 5:38 AM  

Sorry folks, the fanatical social justice warriors now claim this opera is "racist". http://crosscut.com/2017/07/seattle-opera-madame-butterfly-art-or-cultural-appropriation/

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