Friday, December 9, 2011

Madama Butterfly

SPOILER ALERT: In this scene of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the broken-hearted ChoCho-San blindfolds her son before committing suicide. ChoCho-San has given up her religion and most of her culture to marry an American, who jilts her in the end. She has decorated her house in the most American style she can manage in 1904 Japan.

You can read more about the opera here, or listen to the broadcast here.

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