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Subject: Re: Cultural controversy swirls around Seattle Opera'sMadame_Butterfly
From: kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 3 Aug 2017 14:38:08 -0500

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In fact this is more the case in the “standard” version of the opera that we see today.

In the original, Butterfly is depicted more as mother than as victim. A careful reading of the original libretto shows this.

Kurt Youngmann

> On Aug 3, 2017, at 1:43 PM, Jason Victor Serinus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Oh my. Cio-Cio San is a "young woman who, though the cards of=20
> life are stacked against her from the beginning, refuses to play the vict=
> im." ??? In point of fact, she is the ultimate victim.

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible." - George Burns

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