The Princeton Festival presents...
Opera: Madama Butterfly
June 16, June 24, July 1, 2018
Venue Matthews Theatre
Puccini's tuneful, heart-wrenching, and perennially popular masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, tells the tale of a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San (the titular Butterfly), who falls for Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, stationed with the U.S. Navy in Japan. She marries him in defiance of her family's disapproval, only to be abandoned when Pinkerton returns to America. Love, longing, betrayal, and sacrifice pulse through some of Puccini's most expressive music, including the haunting Humming Chorus and Butterfly's breathtaking "Un bel dì (One fine day)." Equally appealing to the new and curious as well as the seasoned opera aficionado, Madama Butterfly is sure to grip your heart.
Location: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton