A Culture in Snapshot: Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

A Culture in Snapshot: Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

BY 2019 DIRECTOR ALISON MORITZ IN 1853, JAPAN’S DOORS WERE OPENED TO THE WEST for the first time in over two centuries, and Western audiences were captivated by their first glimpses of Japanese culture. This booming trend of “orientalism” coincided with another major...