Madama Butterfly

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa
April 9, 11, 15, 17, 2015, at 8 pm
Matinée April 19 at 2:30 pm

Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain


 

A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return.

Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.

Puccini himself loved Butterfly above all his heroines – her for whom I wrote music in the night. And what music! The score pours out lush melodies, infused with delicate Japanese harmonies – it is as ravishing as anything in opera!


 

Cast and Creative Team

With the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus


 

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INSIDE OPERA

  • Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:45 am
    At the Union Club. $25 includes lunch
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10 am or noon
    At UVic. Free

 

TAKE THE OPERA BUS: to the Sunday Matinée. Bus runs from the Saanich Peninsula and Up-Island.


 

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Season Sponsor

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Host Hotel

Chateau Victoria

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Season Underwriters


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Victoria Foundation


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