This epic story of betrayal, yearning, and loss still speaks to audiences.
In case you'd be interested in working through this opera with your students, I've collected a list of free resources.
- NPR Music: Cultural Collision: Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' - includes and introduction to the opera with Placido Domingo
- Aria Database: information on four of the main arias from the opera
- San Francisco Opera Guild: Teacher's Guide - includes information about the opera and discussion prompts
- Pacific Opera Victoria: Study Guide - includes study activities for grades 1-6
Leave your comments and impressions below. And, don't forget to read the nineteenth installment for next week.
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