When the Guthrie Theater staged Henry David Hwang’s M. Butterfly in 2010, they circulated a handy guide for people confused at the difference between that 1988 play and Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly. The guide clarified that there’s not nudity in the latter (sorry), but it is a classic opera that’s brought generations to tears. The Minnesota Opera is staging Madame Butterfly from April 14 to 22 in what’s certain to be one of the spring’s most sumptuous local productions. Indulge your senses and take this opportunity to see one of the touchstones of 20th century music. Update: Read my full review.
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