11. February 2009 · Comments Off on Not The Opera I Would Have Chosen · Categories: Links, Opera

Let’s see, a man marries a woman in Japan but then goes back to America and marries another woman. His first wife, now a mother, commits suicide, leaving her young child behind, when she realizes the man she loves and has waited for is back to take his child to America.

Sixty grade-schoolers at Columbia Independent School participated in an abridged version of the opera “Madame Butterfly” Tuesday.

I read it here.

So what opera would you choose for an elementary school? Am I silly to think this really isn’t the best of choices?

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