Madame Butterfly

Mercury Opera’s interpretation of Puccini’s heartbreaking domestic tragedy about a Geisha with a heart of gold to a grim post World war II Nagasaki, staged underneath a large white tent. 
“As director, Parada gave the opera a delicacy and sweetness that enhanced the exotic and feminine elements of the drama. Watching (Butterfly) Manami Hattori drift from hope to collapse at close quarters added a dimension one seldom experiences in a large theatre. The whole cast helped shape a verismo Butterfly, in some ways more convincing because of the initmacy of the space.” Opera Canada 

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