Mar 15 - 19, 2019
Madama Butterfly Virginia Opera
Be Tempted by heartbreak...
Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience.
Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the American naval officer who lovers her and leaves her.
The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Running time: 2h 57m including intermission
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles