Madame Firefly is a spirited reinterpretation of the Orientalist narratives in operas like "Madame Butterfly" and "The Mikado". Most certainly not a passive, exotic figure — Madame Firefly's a powerful performer commanding attention and respect on her own terms.
With her magic tobacco pipe, Madame Firefly stands tall as a fiery, self-determined marvel. Captivating garudas and mink-clad socialites, Eastern and Western elements converge and spin around her. Not in a hierarchy but in a vibrant, dynamic and circular exchange — looping the past, present and future from too many angles to pin her down. Everyone watching her scorch the atmosphere and ignite a playful revolt against the narrative constraints that once shackled her.
She's a firework, lighting up the sky and catching everyone's attention. Set against a vivid, carnivalesque backdrop that oversaturates the norms of classic opera with bright and colourful kitsch.