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    Brian Burke-Gaffney
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Brian Burke-Gaffney went to Japan in 1972 and trained for nine years as a Zen monk

Brian Burke-Gaffney went to Japan in 1972 and trained for nine years as a Zen monk. A resident of Nagasaki since 1982, he has published numerous books and articles on Nagasaki history and Japanese culture, including Nagasaki: The British Experience, 1854–1945, The Light of Morning: Memoirs of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors, and Holme, Ringer & Company: The Rise and Fall of a British Enterprise in Japan, 1868-1940.

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Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly has enjoyed tremendous popularity in Europe and America since its debut in 1904. It has also inspired a global-level debate about whether the tragic heroine of the opera, Cho-Cho-san, was based on a real-life model. The author traces the history and examines the evidence in this detailed and compelling study.

Madame Butterfly: The story - Volume 3 Issue 2 - Arthur Groos. 3 The fact that Thomas Glover's mansion has survived has helped make it the ‘Madame Butterfly House’ of touristic and cinematographic fame. But the association between Glover (1838–1911) and Tsuru Yamamura (1851–99) is implausible (there is no naval officer, no desertion, and no attempted suicide – Tsuru died following surgery in Tokyo), a sham maintained by popular magazines and tourist brochures.

Burke-Gaffney, Brian, Starcrossed: A Biography of Madame Butterfly, EastBridge, 2004. Groos, Arthur, "Madame Butterfly: The Story", Cambridge Opera Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2 (July 1991). Melitz, Leo, The Opera Goer's Complete Guide, 1921 version, source of the plot. Mezzanotte, Riccardo (E., The Simon & Schuster Book of the Opera: A Complete Reference Guide – 1597 to the Present, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Osborne, Charles, The Complete Operas of Puccini, New York: Da Capo Press, 1983.

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Giacomo Puccinis opera Madame Butterfly has enjoyed tremendous popularity in Europe and America since its debut in 1904. It has also inspired a global-level debate about whether the tragic heroine of the opera, Cho-Cho-san, was based on a real-life model.

Starcrossed looks at this controversy and presents compelling evidence that, in fact, there was no real life Cho-Cho-san. Nonetheless, the author demonstrates that, despite the cultural disparities evoked by the opera and the clash of values embodied in it, there lie buried in the history of Nagasaki many untold tales of true international romance and cooperation.

Nagasaki, the setting for the opera, holds many of the answers to the international identity debate, however, the city has remained virtually silent in the matter, in large part, argues Burke-Gaffney, because the story of Madame Butterfly is locally viewed as a Western romance with values alien to many Japanese.

Penetrating beyond consideration of Madame Butterfly as a work of art, Starcrossed explores the literature from which the opera springs, including a wide variety of primary sources in both Japanese and Western languages. Drawing on these insights, Burke-Gaffney presents the opera as a window on Japans changing relationship with Europe and America from the seventeenth century through the post World War II occupation.

Finally, Starcrossed looks at the sites in Nagasaki which were related to the development of Madame Butterfly and presents an engaging display of illustrations and photographs from the past hundred years.