Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly"
7/18/2019, 7/26/2019, 7/30/2019
Audiences will rarely experience Puccini’s achingly beautiful Madama Butterfly in a venue as intimate as Central City Opera’s 550-seat jewel box theater. Last performed by Central City Opera in 2010,
Madama Butterfly is one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire and regularly ranks among the top ten most produced operas nationwide. The plot traces the title character’s life from marriage to an American naval lieutenant at 15 years old, determined motherhood, to an ultimate reclamation of self through her culture’s lethal code of honor.