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Back to Brescia: Opera Company to embrace unique version of Puccini classic ‘Madam Butterfly’

Back to Brescia: Opera Company to embrace unique version of Puccini classic ‘Madam Butterfly’

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Giacomo Puccini, the day after marrying his beloved Elvira, waits backstage during the premiere of his opera, Madam Butterfly. Instead of applause and admiration, Puccini receives boos and laughter, fits of derision from the audience. The soft bird songs set to accompany the sunrise scene are matched with sounds of mooing and rooster crows. A mortified Puccini leaves Milan to revise Butterfly in Brescia, Italy.