Seattle Opera Faces ‘Yellowface’ Issues Around ‘Madama Butterfly’ Head-On

“In reality, Cio-Cio San is a sex-trafficked 15-year-old Japanese teenager,” says Seattle Opera’s (Japanese-American) media-relations manager. “Why are we so comfortable with that, to the point of romanticizing it and telling the story over and over?” The company is, and has been, examining that question; Jason Victor Serinus reports on how.

Article source here:The Arts Journal

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