Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Madame Butterfly

Okay, don't laugh, but I've never known the story of Madame Butterfly.  One of my students and I were talking about Nagasaki, Japan this morning and this opera came up (it takes place in Nagasaki).

The first thing I did was go online to see what the story was about.  I read the synopsis first, and then the story was so interesting I read the blow-by-blow account on wikipedia.
Pinkerton was a jerk.  Butterfly was naive.  I don't really like tragedies because I always want a happy ending.  However, if I get a chance to see this opera, I will.

The source for the picture is the wikipedia article linked above.

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