Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

| Aug 3, 2017

Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

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Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" tells the story of a young Japanese girl named Cio-Cio San ("chō-chō" is the Japanese word for "butterfly") marrying and getting dumped by an American naval officer named Pinkerton. First performed in Italy in 1904, the opera is one ...

Aspiring thespians get help in realizing dreams

Mar 8, 2013

Aspiring thespians get help in realizing dreams

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If you had a son or daughter who announced they wanted to be a stage actor, whatever would you say to them? In Japan today, as in centuries past, this still remains a dreaded scenario for many "respectable" parents hoping to raise children who will ...