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[–] Empress [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Madama Butterfly is one of my favorite Puccini Opera's. On opening night in Paris the crowd laughed and booed yelling "Boheme, La Boheme!". Whether Puccini realized it or not, he quoted part of a major melodic theme in his new Opera, Madama Butterfly. The show closed that evening and all performances were cancelled.

If wasn't until years later that Butterfly reemerged and claimed it's place as one of the great Operas.

Renata Tebaldi is a special soprano. Pay attention to her diction- it's flawless.