Puccini's Opera, Madame Butterfly, inspired the Musical - Miss Saigon. Beautifully composed, with expert lyricism that harmonically reflects Puccini's inclusion of rich tonalities of Asian music, specifically Japan.
We find Butterfly, Cio cio San, in love with an American officer who plans on leaving shortly. A "wedding" takes place, and Butterfly converts to Christianity. Pinkerton sets sail, with no intention to return. She is shunned by her family, and is left to beg, with the help of her maid Suzuki. In this time she has given birth to a child - whose name is hidden, only to be called "Sorrow" and then "Joy". Pinkerton returns, but not for the love that Butterfly hopes for...
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