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‘M. Butterfly’ Returns To Sacramento Region Theater Stage For First Time In Decades — Capital Public Radio

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— by Jeff Hudson: For over a century, the idea of a romance between a white man from the West and a beautiful, rather submissive and younger woman from the East has held opera composers and playwrights rapt. Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly is exhibit A, with its plot line involving a Japanese woman romanced by an American sailor, only to be dumped when he returns to the States and takes a white wife…

Image courtesy of Community Asian Theater of the Sierra/Jeffrey Mason

April 19, 2019

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