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WNO Commentary: Madame Butterfly 3 of 6: Act Two: Three years have gone by - ‘Povera donna, sola, abbandonata...’ - ‘A poor woman, alone, abandoned.

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In this eye-popping staging of Puccini's immortal tragedy, a dashing American naval officer chooses a naïve young geisha to be his bride, only to betray her--leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera.

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