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Madame Butterfly

noun

  1. an opera (1904) by Giacomo Puccini.


Madame Butterfly

  1. An opera by Giacomo Puccini . The title character , a Japanese woman, is betrothed to an American naval officer stationed in Japan . He leaves for the United States, promising to return, but comes back three years later married to an American woman. Butterfly, disgraced, stabs herself; the officer begs her forgiveness, and she dies in his arms.


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I remember hearing him at the first performance of "Madame Butterfly," and he hurt us.

And that piece from "Madame Butterfly" she gave just brought 'em right up on their toes.

However, "Madame Butterfly" and "Bohme" were never given to my knowledge.

"Madame Butterfly" was a triumph for us all, and for me in particular.

The impossible, absurd, exquisite music-play of "Madame Butterfly" had begun.

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