Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Washington National Opera
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The last date listed for Madama Butterfly was Thursday March 17, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
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- $80.00 - $195.00
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- $40.00 - $97.50
With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
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Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa
Production from San Francisco Opera
In Italian with English supertitles
The running time for this production is approximately two hours and 33 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.
The world’s most beloved and heart-breaking opera, Madama Butterfly tells the story of a young geisha who catches the eye of a caddish American Naval officer. The innocent Butterfly gives her heart, loses her honor, and surrenders her child. This is a sacrifice she cannot survive.
Two highly acclaimed sopranos share the role of Cio-Cio-San: Ana María Martínez, whose “beautifully sung and finely detailed”(The Chicago Tribune) performances have made her one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of our time, and Catherine Naglestad, who’s known for her “ravishingly beautiful singing” (Opera News). TenorsAlexey Dolgov and Thiago Arancam share the role of the faithless B.F. Pinkerton, and baritones Michael Chioldi and Hyung Yun (former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist) share the role of Sharpless. WNO General Director Plácido Domingo andPhilippe Auguin conduct this timeless classic, directed by Ron Daniels in his WNO debut, with sets and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Michael Yeargan.