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Oct 25, 2013

Hit “Butterfly” gets loving touch in vital ENO revival

LONDON (Reuters) – This production of Giacomo Puccini’s tear-jerker “Madam Butterfly” has seen it all: Standing ovations, critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, an Olivier award – and that was before the curtain went up.

The late film director Anthony Minghella’s staging of one of Puccini’s most popular operas, with its lush tunes and sad tale of loyal love spurned, is back at the English National Opera this month, its fifth revival and sixth run at the ENO.