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April 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterMichael Rice
I took a music course this year and we listened to a sample from Don Giovanni. Curiously, during his seduction of Zerlina, he sings "Vieni, vieni." If I remember correctly, these were also Pinkerton's words at the end of Act 1. First off, am I safe in assuming that the audience for Butterfly would have caught that reference and immediately known he would turn out to be a bastard? And secondly, would other librettists have also used that same trick in their operas, referencing one character to another?
April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkinictoria
Hard to tell, as who knows what the orignal libretti drafts said...
April 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterMichael Rice