The cover of an early Italian edition of the music and words for Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly

Puccini, Madama Butterfly

The cover of an early Italian edition of the music and words for Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly

Found this amazing creation on youtube ~ One of my favorite songs from my favorite opera "Madame Butterfly", set with a video from "Memoirs of a Geisha", a film based on the novel. Beautiful! ♥

Found this amazing creation on youtube ~ One of my favorite songs from my favorite opera "Madame Butterfly", set with a video from "Memoirs of a Geisha", a film based on the novel. Beautiful! ♥

This is not a music tech resource as such, but free and highly useful!  There are a few opera strips to see - each one explains an opera synopsis clearly and succinctly.  Excellent for students

This is not a music tech resource as such, but free and highly useful! There are a few opera strips to see - each one explains an opera synopsis clearly and succinctly. Excellent for students

Maria Callas sings an aria from "Madame Butterfly." This aria is very well known, but the name is not given in the description.

Maria Callas sings an aria from "Madame Butterfly." This aria is very well known, but the name is not given in the description.

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Madame Butterfly Poster

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The classic book Madame Butterfly (1989 by John Luther Long, which along with Madame Chrysanthème (1887) by Pierre Loti, served as the inspiration for Madame Butterfly, which we present in a a vivid anime inspired style this May 4-6, at Nevada Opera

The classic book Madame Butterfly (1989 by John Luther Long, which along with Madame Chrysanthème (1887) by Pierre Loti, served as the inspiration for Madame Butterfly, which we present in a a vivid anime inspired style this May 4-6, at Nevada Opera

visual communication - as you can see that a giesha girl is clearly displayed, this gives us an understanding that the opera is more than likely set in Japan, as the girl is set with her back to us could demonstrate the heart ache she receives in the opera. the red butterfly also relates to the title of the opera and the colour red demonstrates mixed emotions such as love and anger

visual communication - as you can see that a giesha girl is clearly displayed, this gives us an understanding that the opera is more than likely set in Japan, as the girl is set with her back to us could demonstrate the heart ache she receives in the opera. the red butterfly also relates to the title of the opera and the colour red demonstrates mixed emotions such as love and anger

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