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Performing Arts Series – Madama Butterfly

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

$15

Join us the third Thursday of each month, September through May, to enjoy a LIVE recording of world renowned performing arts productions ranging from ballet, opera, and theatre!

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 6:30 pm

Performance: The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

Summary: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes

Tickets: $15

Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office 712-332-7013, at the door, or online by clicking here.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$15
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