'Madame Butterfly' Turns 100

A Century Ago, Puccini's Tragic Heroine First Took the Stage

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Giacomo Puccini
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Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) first came across the story of Madame Butterfly in London.

 
 
 
Renata Scott as Madame Butterfly
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Renata Scotto as Cio-Cio-San in an undated photo.

 
 
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