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Falstaff's a Hit!

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Eight Things to Know: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

By Nikita Gourski


Madama Butterfly is the story of Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese geisha who seeks to fulfil her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows, and the loss she endures makes the opera’s tragic ending even more devastating. Butterfly is one of the most popular, most performed operas in the world.


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Inside Opera: Falstaff

Get an insider look at our gorgeous and hilarious production of Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff! This Inside Opera instalment features rehearsal footage and interviews with bass-baritone Gerald Finley, director Robert Carsen and COC Music Director and Falstaff conductor Johannes Debus


Falstaff plays for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, from October 3 to November 1.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001



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