Austin Opera

Madame Butterfly

Apr 29 - May 7

Event Details

  • Sat, Apr. 29
    7:30 pm
  • Thu, May 4
    7:30 pm
  • Sun, May 7
    3:00 pm

All Ages

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Austin Opera presents Madame Butterfly, April 29, May 4 and 7 in Dell Hall.

The deepest love, the deepest betrayal. Austin Opera’s 30th Season concludes with what is undoubtedly one of the most beloved operas of all time. Puccini’s heartbreakingly beautiful Madame Butterfly tells the tale of an American naval officer, Pinkerton (Dominick Chenes), who recklessly takes Cio-Cio-San (Yunah Lee)—Butterfly—as his bride, knowing that their time together in Japan will be fleeting.

Cio-Cio-San clings to her love for Pinkerton as she awaits his return to Japan… a return that she refuses to acknowledge may never come. The depth and purity of Cio-Cio-San’s love—and her inevitable and tragic end—is brought into stunning relief against Puccini’s unforgettable score.

Garnett Bruce leads his 10th production of Madame Butterfly, a hallmark opera of his directorial career.

Madame Butterfly features the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra.

An opera in two acts, sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.

About Austin Opera

Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region and has gained national acclaim as a producer of great opera. Austin Opera invites you to fall in love with an art form as adventurous and spirited as Austin itself. Discover the transformational power of live music and experience epic opera, locally grown with blockbuster productions of opera’s most beloved stories. Anchored by critically acclaimed productions and the highest artistic standards, Austin Opera has inspired Central Texans for the past 25 years with extraordinary musical experiences.

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