Madama Butterfly – Lyric Opera of Chicago

Dates: 1/11/2014 - 1/26/2014

Location: Civic Opera House

 

show Butterfly_PDP_1070x530Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy comes to Lyric in a breathtakingly beautiful production.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus."

Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage has produced landmark opera and musical-theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic. This Madama Butterfly is “subtle...refreshing...and breathtakingly beautiful.” Houston Chronicle