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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Friday, March 29 at 8:00pm

More dates through March 31, 2019

Be Tempted by heartbreak….

Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience.

Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the American naval officer who lovers her and leaves her.

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Running time: 2h 57m including intermission
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219


RVA Downtown


Prices Vary


All ages, Wheelchair Accessible




Performing Arts




Group & Artist
Virginia Opera

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