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Review: Dunleavy shines as Chautauqua’s ‘Butterfly’

Review: Dunleavy shines as Chautauqua’s ‘Butterfly’

Mary Dunleavy, who was the Butterfly Saturday evening, carried the full Amphitheater audience through a launch of anticipation and joy and then shivered down the other side into a gut-wrenching despair and suicide. Not many functions in life have such range, delivered within just a few minutes, but this virtuoso soprano was mother, maenad, lover, child and sage, and it wasn’t only with the well-made words she used, for this was performance — chilling performance.