Kentucky Opera Presents: Madam Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini’s MADAME BUTTERFLY will kick off the season with performances on Friday, September 23rd and Sunday September 25th.
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About the Season:
Considered America’s favorite opera, MADAME BUTTERFLY is a heart-breaking tale of worlds colliding. Lieutenant Pinkerton becomes entranced by and marries Cio-Cio-san, an innocent 15-year-old girl from a down-on-its-luck family. After he sails off on a new adventure only days after their wedding, Cio-Cio (whose name means “butterfly”) clings to hope of her husband’s return for five long years. But his return to Japan brings only tragedy, as he refuses to see his wife and their child.
MADAME BUTTERFLY was composed by the great Giacomo Puccini and is based on a short story by John Luther Long. Talise Trevigne, who is nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award, and Patrick O’Halloran lead the Kentucky Opera production as Cio-Cio and Pinkerton, respectively. Kentucky Opera Artistic Director Joseph Mechavich will conduct the piece, while Kristine McIntyre directs.
An opera in three acts, this production is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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