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October 11, 2008

RE "Iridescent 'Butterfly,' " Oct. 3: Mark Swed declares that director Robert Wilson's "Butterfly" "stands apart from Puccini's music." You don't say? At last, one of Wilson's beguiled acolytes admits that the emperor of blank, motionless and emotionless opera staging might be less than fully clothed.

John Wright

Los Angeles


HOW UNFORTUNATE that Puccini's music clashes with Wilson's production. Can't L.A. Opera find someone to compose a different score that will be more sympathetic to the stage director's intentions?

Walter J. Kelly


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