Mar. 15, 17 & 19, 2019
AAA and Military Discounts are available for select venues. Please use promo codes AAA2019 and MILITARY2019 respectively. All tickets using promo codes are held at will call and cannot be picked up without proper identification.
Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience.
Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Matthew Vickers as the American naval officer who loves her and leaves her.
The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Running time: 2h 50m including intermission
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.
Hear what our fantastic Director, Richard Gammon has to say about his work on our production of Madama Butterfly!