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Subject: Re: Cultural controversy swirls around Seattle Opera'sMadame_Butterfly
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 3 Aug 2017 16:43:59 -0400
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I have never seen her as having
the "cards of life stacked against
her"; on the contrary. Prince Yamadori
represents a considerable deck of
the very cards that would eventually
have brought her happiness; her failure
to accept him is the glaring flaw of a
romantically obsessed adolescent, and
transforms Butterfly into a tragic heroine
rather than an unwilling victim..

dtmk


On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 3:38 PM, kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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