Madam Butterfly — Coliseum, London

janicewatson.jpgTim Ashley [Guardian, 1 May 2006]
Less than six months after it opened, Anthony Minghella’s English National Opera production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is receiving its first revival. It caused considerable controversy when it was new, and it remains problematic – largely because it ducks most of the issues raised by this most disquieting of operas.