Madama Butterfly Musica Viva HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Jan 2 Last weekend's production of Puccini's tragic tale of betrayal and self-sacrifice is a reprise of the 2002 version staged by Lo King-man (now Musica Viva's director general) for the Opera Society of Hong Kong. It has been adapted to a smaller stage at City Hall with a new set by Ricky Chan, but keeps Mandy Tam Ka-yee's charming costumes. The reduced scale suits this intimate work, which focuses on a psychological portrait of its heroine. This is, overall, a solid production. Nancy Yuen's celebrated portrayal of the title role lived up to its reputation: she is equally believable as the innocent in love at the beginning and the devastated woman who faces death with dignity at the end. As Pinkerton, Michael Wade Lee has a bold, ringing voice but his singing lacks colour and variety while his acting failed to convince. Yun Deng was moving as Butterfly's loyal maid Suzuki and Brian Montgomery was a well-sung Sharpless.