A Fine Show
'Madama Butterfly' live in HD from New York,
reiewed by MARIA NOCKIN
On 2 April 2016, The Metropolitan Opera transmitted the production of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly directed by the late Anthony Minghella, CBE, to cinemas in seventy countries. Michael Levine's stark set consisted of a large berm over which the characters walked from the sea and its docks and a square house with walls and doors that slid back and forth to form various configurations. Minghella's widow, director and choreographer Carolyn Choa, gave a traditional representation of the story except for the portrayal of Butterfly's son, Trouble.
Trouble was a traditional Japanese puppet and several black-clad handlers worked with the cast onstage to play him...
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