Madame Butterfly

04/26/24 - 05/05/24

Repeats: Every Weekend

Academy of Music
240 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
(215) 732-8400
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 04/26 8:00pm, 04/28 2:00pm, 05/03 8:00pm, 05/05 2:00pm

In this new production of Madame Butterfly, director Aria Umezawa constructs – and deconstructs – Puccini's fantasy of Japan, infusing the typical Westernized portrayal with Japanese history, culture, and artistry, while giving Cio-Cio-San a new sense of agency over her own story. Karen Chia-ling Ho and Anthony Ciaramitaro bring the achingly beautiful score to life as the young geisha Cio-Cio-San and U.S. Navy Lt. Pinkerton. Anthony Clark Evans, who impressed in the title role of Rigoletto, returns as Sharpless, with mezzo Kristen Choi (The Raven) as Suzuki and tenor Julius Ahn as Goro.

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