Why See Opera San Jose - Madama Butterfly?
The world loved opera
A shattering tale of love given and unjustly taken, Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly is a must-see for any opera-goer, from the beginner to the seasoned. Transporting us to 19th century Japan, Puccini's score illustrates the story of a young woman and her misplaced belief in her American Naval Officer husband with stirring emotion, passion and beauty. Guaranteed to leave not a dry eye in the house, discover for yourself why Madama Butterfly is one of the world's most produced, and beloved masterpieces.
What is the story of Madama Butterfly?
Poor, poor Cio Cio, known as Butterfly, the young Japanese girl who marries the US Naval Officer Pinkerton in the mistaken belief that she has found lasting happiness. But her devotion is misguided, and Pinkerton only sees her and their marriage as a stepping stone for his return to America to find his 'true bride'.
Unaware of this fact, the besotted Butterfly waits diligently for her husband to return to Japan and meet his son, only to discover that she has been found wanting...
Opening night: 13 April 2019
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