Madame Butterfly

   David Belasco and John Luther Long collaborated on this one-act tragedy that opened on 5 March 1900 at the Herald Square Theatre for 24 performances. Conceived as an afterpiece for Belasco's farce, Naughty Anthony, Madame Butterfly proved more popular. Although critics carped about this slight character study, Madame Butterfly attained theatrical permanence via Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera version, as well as the London and Broadway musical, Miss Saigon (1990) and David Henry Hwang's* play, M. Butterfly* (1989). In the Belasco-Long play, geisha Cho-Cho-San falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer, who promises to remain true to her when he sails away with his fleet. Cho-Cho-San later learns from the American consul that Pinkerton has married another woman. When the story is confirmed, she commits suicide. Mary Pickford starred in a 1915 silent motion picture version.

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  • Madame Butterfly — bezeichnet: Madame Butterfly (Erzählung), Erzählung von John Luther Long Madame Butterfly (Theaterstück), Dramatisierung von David Belasco der Erzählung von John Luther Long der Spitzname der Schwimmerin Susie O’Neill Filme: Madame Butterfly… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Madame Butterfly —   [ma dam bʌtərflaɪ], Oper von G. Puccini, Text von G. Giacosa und L. Illica nach D. Belasco; Uraufführung 17. 2. 1904 in Mailand, umgearbeitete dreiaktige Fassung 28. 5. 1904 in Brescia …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Madame Butterfly — Madama Butterfly Madame Butterfly Pour les articles homonymes, voir Butterfly. Madama Butterfly Madame Butterfly …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Madame Butterfly — Mad|ame But|ter|fly 1.) (1904) an ↑opera by Puccini in which a Japanese woman marries an officer in the US navy called Lieutenant Pinkerton, who later leaves her in Japan and marries another woman in the US. When he returns to Japan with his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Madame Butterfly — an opera (1904) by Giacomo Puccini. Also, Madama Butterfly /meuh dam euh, dah meuh/, Madam Butterfly. * * * …   Universalium

  • Madame Butterfly — an opera (1904) by Giacomo Puccini. Also, Madama Butterfly /meuh dam euh, dah meuh/, Madam Butterfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madame Butterfly — Opera af Puccini, komponeret år 1904. Handlingen udspiller sig i Nagasaki i det 20. århundrede …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Madame Butterfly —    Film opéra de Frédéric Mitterrand, d après l opéra de Giacomo Puccini, avec Ying Huang, Richard Troxell, Ning Liang, Richard Cowan.   Pays: France   Date de sortie: 1995   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 15    Résumé    Un capitaine américain …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Madame Butterfly (Erzählung) — Madame Butterfly ist eine Kurzgeschichte des US amerikanischen Schriftstellers John Luther Long.[1] Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Entstehung 2 Vorwort von Long: Präludium 3 Inhalt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Madame Butterfly (película) — Madame Butterfly Título Madame Butterfly Ficha técnica Dirección Frédéric Mitterrand Guion Frédéric Mitterrand Fotografía …   Wikipedia Español

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