Recently saw the opera Madama Butterfly
on the Puccini festival in Tuscany. It is the story of a young geisha named Ciocio-san. She is better known by the name Madama Butterfly. She marries an american officer, Pinkerton, in the belief that they will love each other forever. But for Pinkerton it is all a mere game and he soon leaves Ciocio-san and goes back to America. Ciocio-san waits for him, while raising his son. When Pinkerton finelly returns he does so with an american wife. Ciocio-san is devestated and because she can no longer live with honor, commits suicide.
The scenery, costumes and performance were absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed it very much. Afterwards I felt inspired to make this drawing. Hope you like!