Nov 6, 2017
MADAMA BUTTERFLY one of the World’s Most Popular Operas Opens Manitoba Opera’s 45th Season
Madama Butterfly, one of the world’s enduring and most beloved operas, opens Manitoba Opera’s 45th season with three performances Saturday, November 18 (7:30 pm), Tuesday, November 21 (7 pm), and Friday, November 24 (7:30 pm) at the Centennial Concert Hall. This is the haunting and intensely moving story of a devoted young Japanese woman, an ill-fated marriage, and her betrayal by an American naval officer.
Puccini’s sumptuously lyrical score for Madama Butterfly embodies all the passion and heartbreak of this timeless story. Set in Japan at the dawn of the 20th century, East meets West in this clash of values and tradition. The power of the delicate Butterfly’s devotion and her unshakeable belief in love make her an utterly captivating character. As she sings her famous aria “Un bel di,” it is impossible not to ache for her.View Press Release