Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Madame Butterfly

Set in Nagasaki, Japan Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly premiered in February 1904 at La Scala in Milan. The opera was not well received at first but when Puccini revised it and the revised version was performed a few months later in Brescia it was hugely successful. Today it is Number 1 in Opera America's list of the 20 most performed operas in North America. It is the most performed opera in the United States.

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