madama butterfly.

was lucky enough to score free tickets to this. i've only been to one other opera, the mikado many years ago. from a production standpoint, the costuming was brilliant and modern, and the lighting was effective and efficient (gave me ideas for our upcoming show). we had mezanine seats, which gave us a good sightline, however me being half-blind it was hard to see the expression on the singers faces. this didn't matter in the case of Liping Zhang, whose heartfelt, emotional performance conveyed the emotion of 'Butterfly' brilliantly.

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