Good News in History, February 17

On this day 115 years ago, Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly premiered. The heart-wrenching love story of a beautiful geisha who sacrifices her family, religion, and more, for her American husband, Lieutenant Pinkerton, who buys the 15-year-old’s hand in marriage while stationed in Japan–with no intention of taking her home to America. HEAR the beautiful aria sung Read more here >>>

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