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03 Feb 2008

Madam Butterfly, Coliseum, London

ENO_Butterfly.pngBy Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 3 February 2008]

After a break for ballet over Christmas, the English National Opera is back in business. A revival of Anthony Minghella’s production of Madam Butterfly is the first up of the spring season – a popular success that looks set to be one of ENO’s bread-and-butter shows to rival Jonathan Miller’s Rigoletto or Nicholas Hytner’s Magic Flute.

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