Hui He as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Andrea Caré as B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Madrid’s Teatro Real. Photo: Javier del Real

From Butterfly to Aida and Tosca, how Chinese soprano He Hui took Italian opera to heart – book extract

In an extract from her new book, Hong Kong author Melanie Ho describes how a singer from Xian, China, has made some of the biggest roles in Italian opera her own, none more than the title role in Madama Butterfly

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Hui He as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Andrea Caré as B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Madrid’s Teatro Real. Photo: Javier del Real
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