A review of Madama Butterfly at San Francisco Opera

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_16328748 Excerpt: "The pace throughout the performance was sure and light, ever springing forward, thanks to the deft hand of stage director Jose Maria Condemi, known for his excellent work with California regional companies and now increasingly busy with top-tier productions like this one. His touch was everywhere: i.e. the simple bow with which Butterfly and Suzuki say goodbye before the suicide"