Miami Lyric Opera presents Madama Butterfly at SMDCAC

Apr Sat 8 - Sun 9, 2017

Orchestra and Chorus of MIAMI LYRIC OPERA

Pablo Hernandez  Chorusmaster
Jeffrey Eckstein  Conductor
Raffaele Cardone  Artistic and General Director

Lieutenant Pinkerton, an American Navy officer, opportunistically engages a marriage broker to find him a house and a wife. A 15-year-old young Geisha, named Butterfly is introduced to him. She falls immediately in love with Pinkerton, converts to Christianity and banishes her relatives from her life. After a typical marriage, Pinkerton departs and promises, untruly, to return “when the robins nest again.” In the meantime, Butterfly has a child she names Dolore – meaning Pain. Three years pass and Pinkerton returns to Nagasaki with his American wife who intends to recuperate the child.  Pinkerton realizes the damage done to Butterfly but is too late. Lonely, Butterfly kills herself in order to “die with honor”.

Admission: $37 and 47, Students with ID $27 at Box Office only.
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Info: 786 573 5300

Sung in Italian with English projected titles.

Sat, April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM
Sun, April 9, 2017, 8:00 PM

South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Miami FL 33189

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