A Butterfly for the ages in a Butterfly marred by casting ineptness and lugubrious conducting.
Tag: Madama Butterfly
Glimmerglass: Butterfly Leads the Pack
Every so often an opera fan is treated to a minor miracle, a revelatory performance of a familiar favorite that immediately sweeps all other versions before it.
Sensitive, intelligent Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera
This Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House, London, brings out
the depth and intelligence of the human story Puccini might be trying to tell
us, beneath the surface gloss.
Jeremy White and the British character singer tradition
Divas make headlines, but character singers are fundamental to the British opera tradition. “Character singing,” says Jeremy White, one of the stalwarts of the Royal Opera House, “is much more than just voice.”
Madama Butterfly by Caurier and Leiser
Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s Madama Butterfly is such a classic that it is being filmed for the second time at the Royal Opera House, London.