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A sequel to Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera “Madam Butterfly” is being staged for the first time at a London theater and the creators hope they can take it eventually to the place of the original story’s setting in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan.

The tragic tale of an ill-fated romance between a U.S. naval officer and a Japanese girl has been gripping audiences worldwide ever since the start of the 20th century.

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