[QUOTE]Originally posted by Kylene:<BR>[B]Alright-- I won't keep you in suspense any more...<BR>"Bring Hime Home", featured in Boublil (lyricist) and Schonberg's (composer) "Les Miserables" is blatantly stolen from an exerpt from Pucinni's "Madama Butterfly" (right before Part 2- The Intermezzo... the chorus hums/sings as Butterfly, her son, and Suzuki anxiously await Pinkerton's return). Interestingly enough, Boubil & Schonberg also copy the plot of "Madama Butterfly" for their "Miss Saigon".<BR>So there you go!
<P>Many thanks, Kylene. Before I go swaggering off to my friends, do you know whether Boubil & Schonberg acknowledge that the music is Puccini`s, or is it plagiarism on their part? Either way, you seem to have a very keen ear, & I can`t wait for the chance to compare the two pieces.