Madama Butterfly | Opera Memphis

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini


Friday, October 26, 2018  |  7:30 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018  |  7:30 pm


Germantown Performing Arts Center


Italian with English Surtitles


michael sakir Conductor
Ned Canty Stage Director
yunah Lee  Cio-cio-san
Matthew Vickers  B.F. PInkerton
Reginald Smith, Jr. sharpless


About the OPERA


Madama Butterfly is Puccini's heartbreaking tale of love caught between two different worlds. While stationed in Japan, American Lieutenant Pinkerton purchases a house - one that comes with a bride, the young geisha Cio-Cio-San, also called Madame Butterfly. For Pinkerton, it is a marriage of convenience, but Butterfly is deeply devoted, even years after Pinkerton's time in Japan comes to an end.


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