Madama Butterfly

We went to the first night of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden last night.   I had forgotten that it is the purest tear jerker from beginning to end, one long lament for the rottenness and treachery of men, particularly an American lieutenant, and the passionate fidelity of a woman, pre feminist of course, but still one gets the message in aria after aria of tragic magnificence, helped at the end by the appearance of their son.   A wonderful untricksy production.

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2 thoughts on “Madama Butterfly

  1. This is beautiful. all the Arias and music. I have been at Covent Garden some times, as I live in Mexico I really mist the live performances of this grate production. You are very, very lucky!

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