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Tennessee Opera Thought It Was OK To Do ‘Madame Butterfly’ With Entire Cast in YELLOWFACE


An opera company in Tennessee has been accused of racism after having what appears to be the entire cast for a production of “Madame Butterfly” in yellowface.

Knoxville Opera, which holds performances at the Tennessee Theatre, first ran the Giacomo Puccini opera in 2010, though it cast a Korean actress (Park Jin-won) for the lead role of Cio-Cio-San at the time.