Meeting Madama Butterfly in Malaysia
Cecilia Yap, performer | Samantha Chong, performer | Juan Montoya, conductor
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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini is one of the most popular operas in the world. Set in Japan in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a young Japanese girl who marries an American naval officer, only to be later faced with heartbreak. We speak to the cast members Cecilia Yap and Samantha Chong, and conductor Juan Montoya, about a local staging of the opera by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera, and just what makes this tale of young love and tragedy so enduring.
Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan
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Categories: Film, Performing Arts, History, People and Places, Visual Arts
Tags: opera, Puccini, performing arts, Malaysian opera, music, front row, the bigger picture,