Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly was first performed in 1904. It is one of the most performed operas today. The story is set in 1904 in Nagasaki, Japan. The opera uses Japanese pupperty for the child of Madama Butterfly. Madama Butterfly, played by Patricia Racette, has great singing throughout opera. This opera was performed in 2009 at the Met in New York City, and has very nice set designs and costumes.