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Madama Butterfly Reviews

Civic Opera House (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

61 ratings
4.6 average rating
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124 events
42 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

Seats were great. Performance was good, not stellar. The orchestra was sometimes louder than the vocals, particularly from the back of the stage. The female lead was a little too old for the part. This is a classic opera and its rendition was...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

Absolutely amazing!
We had our own box at the opera and the show was fantastic!

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21 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

This was our first time at the opera. We have been meaning to try the opera for a long time, but sticker shock has kept us from getting tickets. So when we saw half-price tickets, we decided to take the plunge. It was an interesting experience!...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

Rave reviews from us. Singing, staging were top drawer. We ate at Cocco Pazzo before and had a fabulous meal. We did not know that Lyric has a cab line after the performance so getting a cab is really easy now. Don't miss this one!

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12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

Our seats were in the "nosebleed" section. BUT the far distance to the stage was all forgotten once Madama Butterfly started. It was totally captivating, every minute of the 2hrs 45min production. WONDERFUL!

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

This was my first opera. My husband took me as part of an anniversary gift. We had a great time! I really enjoyed the performance! I wasn't expecting English sub-titles either...not that I paid much attention. The story was easy to follow...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

Good Tickets for the price..opera was amazing..enjoyed

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51 reviews
20 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

I know that the critics were tough on the principals, but still, how can a first-class opera house totally fail with one of the world's most beautiful operas? And at half price, you can hardly afford not to see it, and in a decent seat, no less....continued

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27 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 15 2013

As much as I love Madama Butterfly, it seems like they tweaked it just a bit compared to the last time I seen it. Still a great event for first time fans.

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13 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

Beautiful music, Butterfly and Sharpless were excellent, rest of cast good, sound was muffled when anyone sang from more than 10 feet from stage, production was bare, spare, and boring; costumes dull. Bring back the spectacle. That is a large...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

Beautiful music, singing, set. Don't miss this one.

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she devil
18 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

This was my first opera and it was awesome. I'm going to tell my friends about this opera.

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8 reviews
7 stars
13 events
7 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 15 2013

Great seats - totally enjoyed the opera.

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Jerry & Elaine
10 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

It was a wonderful performance. We were disappointed because the costuming for the performers was not as elaborate as we expected the we have seen over time on posters and ads from other venue's.

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 23 2013

My seats were fantastic, and the Opera was magnificent.
My Goldstar tickets were not at WILL CALL, they had their own stand in the main lobby that was not easily visible due to the usual large crowd waiting in that area for the doors to open. But...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 14 2014

The whole experience was out of this world. The voices and orchestra were out of this world.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

Absolutely amazing talent--loved every minute!

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GIA
13 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

It will sound so cheesy, but I laughed and I cried. I had heard this production was great and I strongly agree. I loved it and would recommend it.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

Music was beautiful, staging wonderful. we are new to opera and found the experience amazing!

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