MADAMA BUTTERFLY – by Giacomo Puccini | IU Opera Theater
NOV 4, 5 7:30PM & 6 2:00PM
For him it was one night of passion; for her it meant a lifetime of love. The gentle geisha Cio-Cio San gives up everything—family, fortune, and honor—to marry the handsome U.S. naval officer B. F. Pinkerton. But then he sails away. Year after year, she and their little boy wait, desperate for his return. Finally, he does—but he comes with a “real” American wife, and they want to take her beloved son! No eye will be dry as this deeply romantic tragedy weaves its magic spell, touching all hearts with some of the most beautifully soulful and ecstatic music ever composed. Of all Puccini’s operas, this was his personal favorite. Make it yours, too, as you enjoy this ravishing new production.
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Opera Insights one hour before each performance.
Conductor - Arthur Fagen
Stage Director - Lesley Koenig
Set Designer - Steven Kemp
Costume Designer - Linda Pisano
In Italian with English supertitles