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(Puccini: Madama Butterfly) Ten. A marriage‐broker who has arranged a wedding between the American naval officer Pinkerton and a 15‐year‐old Japanese girl Cio‐Cio‐San, known to all her friends as Butterfly. When it seems that Pinkerton has deserted Butterfly and her money is running out, Goro produces the wealthy Japanese Prince Yamadori and tries to persuade Butterfly to marry him. Created (1904) by Gaetano Pini‐Corsi (not to be confused with Antonio Pini‐Corsi (1858–1918) the baritone who created Schaunard in Puccini's La bohème and Ford in Verdi's Falstaff).

Subjects: Opera.

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