One friend though was not happy with the behavior of anyone in the opera. I have suggested she rewrite it and create a modern version, Ms. Butterfly.
Women's options have been limited throughout history and this opera is a good example of that. She does the honorable thing as she sees it, and it is certainly not a "happy ending" by our standards, and it was beautifully done.
It is thrilling to be in the opera house at night, looking across at the well-lit symphony hall. It was an active night in the city and I am well-ready for bed.