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(Puccini: Madama Butterfly). Mez. Butterfly's loyal and devoted servant. She does not believe that Pinkerton will come back to Butterfly and is not surprised when she learns the true reason for his return. She is fiercely protective towards her mistress, though cross with her for being so loyal to a man she feels is unworthy of such devotion. Duet (with Butterfly): Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (‘Shake that branch of the cherry tree’). Created (1904) by Giuseppina Giaconia.

Subjects: Opera.

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