History YMMV / MadameButterfly

3rd Jun '16 8:08:09 PM vifetoile
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* AwesomeMusic: This opera is suffused with beautiful melodies. "Un Bel Di," Butterfly's rapturous aria about her husband's return, has become a staple of the soprano classics, and the "Humming Chorus" is so tender and evocative that it inspired another great song - "[[Theatre/LesMiserables Bring Him Home.]]"

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* AwesomeMusic: This opera is suffused with beautiful melodies. melodies, music that carries the story along with an elegance that is rare even in opera. "Un Bel Di," Butterfly's rapturous aria about her husband's return, has become a staple of the soprano classics, musical classic all on its own, and the "Humming Chorus" is so tender and evocative that it inspired another great song - "[[Theatre/LesMiserables Bring Him Home.]]"
3rd Jun '16 1:29:04 PM vifetoile
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* AwesomeMusic: This opera is suffused with beautiful melodies. "Un Bel Di," Butterfly's rapturous aria about her husband's return, has become a staple of the soprano classics, and the "Humming Chorus" is so tender and evocative that it inspired another great song - "[[Theatre/LesMiserables Bring Him Home.]]"
19th Apr '16 1:06:33 PM Ciara25
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** Did Butterfly ask for Pinkerton to come to get his son in fifteen minutes simply so she'd have the chance to see him one more time before she killed herself? Or did she do it as a way to punish him for dashing all her hopes and ruining her life, letting him be confronted with her bleeding corpse?

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** Did Butterfly ask for Pinkerton to come to get his son in fifteen minutes half an hour simply so she'd have the chance to see him one more time before she killed herself? Or did she do it as a way to punish him for dashing all her hopes and ruining her life, letting him be confronted with her bleeding corpse?
19th Apr '16 12:07:42 PM Ciara25
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** Did Butterfly ask for Pinkerton to come to get his son in fifteen minutes simply so she'd have the chance to see him one more time before she killed herself? Or did she do it as a way to punish him for dashing all her hopes and ruining her life, letting him be confronted with her bleeding corpse?


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* FridgeLogic: How did Sharpless not ''already'' know Butterfly had given birth to Pinkerton's son? He's presumably been keeping an eye on her in the interim three years, but missed that ''huge'' detail?
12th Apr '16 1:38:39 PM vifetoile
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the original short story that ''Madame Butterfly'' is based on, Butterfly survives. [[spoiler: Her maid's attempt [[InterruptedSuicide to avert her suicide by pushing her son into the room]] ''works,'' and Butterfly, her maid, and her son flee before Pinkerton returns.]] It was Belasco who introduced the tragic ending.
10th Apr '16 7:21:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired both by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan and Pierre Loti's semi-autobiographical novel Madame Chrysanthème. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre and has totally overshadowed its predecessors.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired both by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan and Pierre Loti's semi-autobiographical novel Madame Chrysanthème.''Madame Chrysanthème''. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre and has totally overshadowed its predecessors.
10th Apr '16 7:19:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre and has totally overshadowed its predecessors.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired both by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan.Japan and Pierre Loti's semi-autobiographical novel Madame Chrysanthème. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre and has totally overshadowed its predecessors.
26th Feb '16 6:43:07 PM vifetoile
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Madame Butterfly'' started its existence as a short story by John Luther Long, inspired by stories his sister had written to him about life in Japan. It was then adapted into a play by David Belasco. Both of these were quite successful in their day, but today the opera is one of the most famous examples of the genre. genre and has totally overshadowed its predecessors.
26th Feb '16 6:35:39 PM vifetoile
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* DawsonCasting: Butterfly is 15 years old, but usually the actresses are much older, as it can take years of training to reach the notes expected in opera.
26th Feb '16 11:56:54 AM vifetoile
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* DawsonCasting: Butterfly is 15 years old, but usually the actresses are much older, as it can take years of training to reach the notes expected in opera.
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