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The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature.
For the relatively short life-span of a butterfly, the name ‘Madama Butterfly’ is, perhaps, not the most appropriate name for an operatic score which is nothing less than timeless.
A treasure trove typically hides out in underground places, but sometimes, you could also find it on a stage.
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Metropolitan stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production.
'Nessun Dorma’ might be the prince’s winning aria, but then again, sleepless nights would resonate with anybody, wouldn’t they?