Madame Butterfly

When: Sat., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. 2014

One of opera’s treasured gems, Madame Butterfly, details the tragic betrayal of a Japanese geisha, Cio Cio San (Butterfly). After falling in love and marrying an American Naval officer, Butterfly patiently awaits her husband’s return from a long mission at sea, only to discover that he has found another wife. Considered one of the most dramatic and heartbreaking roles in the soprano repertory, Puccini’s melodic music demands an expressive voice from the opera’s title character. The