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Madama Butterfly

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki City & Outdoors Group
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Sat 17 Feb 19:00 - 22:00

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Our second choice is opera Madama Butterfly. It is is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. It is based on the short story "Madame Butterfly" Protected content John Luther Long and is a story about young girl's love and disillusionment.

Her name is Ciocio-san (Butterfly in Japanese) and she falls in love with American Navy officer Parkinson in Protected content . They get married but soon after the wedding he leaves. For three years, she has been waiting for him to return. Everyone is telling her that he will not come back but she refuses to believe. She gave birth to Pinkerton's son after he had left and asks American council to tell him. Pinkerton comes to see her with his new American wife Kate because Kate has agreed to raise the child. Agreeing to give up her child if Pinkerton comes himself to see her, she then prays to statues of her ancestral gods, says goodbye to her son, and blindfolds him. She places a small American flag in his hands and goes behind a screen, cutting her throat with her father's hara-kiri knife. Pinkerton rushes in, but he is too late, and Butterfly dies.

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Date: 17.2.2018
Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 h 55 min, 25 min break in btw
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Prices: from 49€ and so forth. I recommend getting tickets early as cheaper one will be sold out soon.

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