Hey there! You can call me Michelle. I'm a 21 year old stressed out university student from Canada. I'm really into Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood right now but you'll find the occasional posts on classical music, opera, food, and just stuff on the internet that makes me laugh. This blog is occasionally 18+. Enjoy!
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tips on how to properly enter my room:
- do not
Mary Rose Go, a Filipina-American soprano, says she’s “always felt extremely uncomfortable” about productions of Madame Butterfly and Turandot—two Puccini operas that often involve gong-banging pageantry similar to The Mikado. And that’s even as opera producers are nowadays keen to cast someone who “looks the part.” Go says she opted out of the chorus section of a Madame Butterfly production in order to avoid “a space where an Asian American’s worst Halloween nightmare can happen nightly in rehearsal,” as she put it.
“Madame Butterfly isn’t my voice type but, unless they re-imagined the production and got rid of the kimonos,” says Go, “I prefer not to be part of those productions.”
I AM HAVING
if you are doing a production of madama butterfly please do us all a favour and cast a Japanese woman as the main character
stop the whitewashing seriously