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Praise from the Critics!

“Li received the standing ovation that she deserves.”

Matthew Champ,  Reviews Like a Champ

“Opera Lyra puts on sold, spectacular shows and BUTTERFLY is no exception.”

Kevin Reid, TheVisitorium

“…[Shuying Li]  is not only an excellent opera singer on
the stage, but also a living and breathing Madama Butterfly.

- Rajka Stefanovska, Capital Critics Circle


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Watch Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 107 Seconds

Set in Nagasaki  in 1904, this haunting work tells the bittersweet tale of a young, unworldly geisha who falls in love with a callous visiting American Naval Officer.   Madama Butterfly’s unwavering love for the Lieutenant who deserts her is an enduring tale of seduction and betrayal.

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