Arts and culture live here.

Go support, create, and celebrate!

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Sunday, March 31 at 2:30pm

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

Recent Activity

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.