New Publication by Allison Chu

April 4, 2022

Allison Chu, a third-year student in Yale’s Ph.D. program in Music History, has a new essay titled “Voicing Quietness: Madama Butterfly and the Perception of East Asian Women” on the Boston Lyric Opera website. Chu’s essay discusses the stereotypes at work in the writing, staging, casting, and reception of Asian women in opera, and the urgency of listening to their voices in a time of heightened violence against members of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. “Voicing Quietness” appears as part of The Butterfly Process, a series of conversations and publications on Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly presented by the BLO in lieu of a production that had been scheduled for the 2020–21 season.

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