Madame Butterfly


OCTOBER 11 & 13, 2012    |    ANDREW JACKSON HALL, TPAC

THE PATRICIA & RODES HART PRODUCTION


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Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San, “Butterfly,” abandons her faith and family for the dashing American sailor, Lieutenant Pinkerton.  But Pinkerton's love is temporary and Butterfly’s happiness short-lived.  In the end, Cio-Cio San pays the ultimate price for her selfless devotion. For more than a century, audiences have been thrilled by Giacamo Puccini's haunting, poignant music and touched by the lovely Butterfly, who sacrifices everything for love.


FEATURING THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes  -  2 acts  -  1 20-minute intermission


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MADAME BUTTERFLY

PRE-SHOW PREVIEW TALKS

Opera Insights: one hour before

curtain at every performance.

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS

Nashville Opera always projects

translations above the stage.