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12 Mar 2007

This Time, Tragic Butterfly Lives in a Low-Frills Zone

Angela Maria BlasiBy BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 12 March 2007]

“Madama Butterfly” is a lot of opera for 25 bucks. At the Salzburg Festival $25 would probably get you half the overture, at the Metropolitan Opera a little more. The New York City Opera’s Opera-for-All series offered five of these all-for-one-low-price attractions last fall and came back with Puccini’s weepy, ever-winning study in Japanese-American relations on Friday.

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