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Subject: Re: Madama Butterfly
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:28:32 -0400
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Sort of. But remember that in Act II Butterfly rejects her heritage and wants to adapt to an 
American way of life. So the anti-American premise isn't entirely true. To her, being American 
would be a great thing. 


On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:42:53 -0700, London Tier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>In my experience, North American audiences
>completely miss the basic fact that this is already a very
>*anti-American*opera,
>in which Pinkerton is a Bad Person, and you are supposed to thrill to the
>suffering of the noble, if fallen woman at the hands of a callow youth.

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