MADAMA BUTTERFLY

by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with projected English translations


An enchanting geisha, Cio-Cio-San, loses her heart to an American naval lieutenant and marries him. After he leaves Japan, she waits three long years for his return. We share her joy when he returns, and her utter despair when she realizes that he’s married an American woman and has come to take his young son—Cio-Cio-San’s child—back with him. Puccini lost his heart to his heroine, and so will you, in music of miraculous beauty and aching, deeply poignant dramatic truth.


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

SYLVIA NEIL AND
DANIEL FISCHEL
RANDY L. AND
MELVIN R. BERLIN
MARION A.
CAMERON
 
 

 


A coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and Grand Théâtre de Genève.
 


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes with 1 intermission

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Photo: Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera

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