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Madama Butterfly Review – Opera San Jose’s Provocative Take on Puccini’s Classic Favorite

There is only one possible word to describe Act I of the opera I saw on Sunday, February 16, 2014 — Beautiful. Never has Puccini’s gorgeous music been played with such delicate precision.  Continue reading »

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Madama Butterfly – Svetla Vassileva Superstars in a Superstar Production

When I go to a performance of Verdi’s La Traviata or Puccini’s La Boheme a small child-like part of me hopes, “Maybe this time will be different.”  Right up until she takes her final breath I wish for Violetta or Mimi to recover.  It wouldn’t take much, you know.  A newly-discovered drug — a doctor’s admission of a faulty diagnosis. Continue reading »

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