ANTALYA, Turkey 

The Turkish Opera and Ballet will stage Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly next week in Antalya, on the Turkish Mediterranean.

The opera standard will be performed at Hasim Iscan Culture Center on Nov. 19, said the Antalya State Opera and Ballet.

Reinterpreted with an Asian touch, Madama Butterfly will be directed by Yigit Gunsoy, choreographed by Kursat Kilic, with the original Italian libretto by Luigi Illica.

Madama Butterfly tells the tragic story of a Geisha living in Nagasaki, Japan with her husband.

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