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Opera Novellini: Madame Butterfly

Posted by Opera Gal in Madame Butterfly

Opera Novellini: Madame Butterfly Utah Opera 2014-15 Season A compressed and stylized version of the Madame Butterfly libretto written by L. Illica and G. Giacosa, based on the book by John L. Long and the drama by David Belasco, translated to English by John Gutman….

To make a kimono from scratch

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Madame Butterfly

Our costume department is making a brand new wardrobe for this year’s production of Puccini’s masterpiece, Madame Butterfly. Witnessing the process, from start to finish, has been dazzling. So, I thought I would share some of the steps that it takes to create a kimono from scratch….