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10/10/2014

Inside Opera: Madama Butterfly

Go behind the scenes with us as we discover the COC's classic production of one of the world's best loved operas, Madama ButterflyThis Inside Opera instalment features rehearsal footage and interviews with sopranos Kelly Kaduce and Patricia Racetteconductor Patrick Lange, and director Brian Macdonald

 
Madama Butterfly plays for 12 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts from October 10 to 31.

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10/8/2014

Falstaff's a Hit!

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10/7/2014

Eight Things to Know: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

By Nikita Gourski



1. IT’S A CLASSIC OPERA 

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