By Nino Pantano
Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BENSONHURST — On Nov. 19, Brooklyn’s Regina Opera began its 42nd year with a visually compelling and vocally impressive performance of this heartbreaking masterpiece composed in 1904 by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924).

The part of the geisha Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) was brilliantly sung by soprano Christina Rohm. Rohm’s entrance aria “Ancora Una Passo or Via” caught our ears with its shimmering pure sound. Her ardent vocalism in “Bimba Dagli Occhi” her love duet Art Headlines

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