Madame Butterfly

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Opera, Romance

This straightforward adaptation lets Puccini's wildly passionate music speak for itself -- and, for once, an Asian sings the title role. Yin Huang, as the hapless geisha Cio-Cio-San, is an expressive soprano with the looks and acting ability to withstand tight close-ups; Richard Troxell is a sturdy Pinkerton. Director Frederic Mitterrand (son of the former...read more

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