Kabuki, the Japanese Art vs. Puccini´s Madame Butterfly.

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Lisa Silberhorn 10/27/02 Classical Asian Theatre Dr. Debra Martin Kabuki vs. Puccini 'One fine day' in 1854 an ominous black ship sailed into Nagasaki harbor, prying open the wall that stood between the East and the West. On another 'fine day' in 1904 European audiences saw the premiere of what was to become one of the most beloved operas ever known, using a combination of music from both east and west. Puccini's Madama Butterfly has captivated opera lovers …

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