Cleveland Opera Theater Performs Beloved “Madama Butterfly” at CWRU Maltz Center

Fri 4/27 @ 7:30PM

Sun 4/29 @ 3PM

Few operas are performed as often as Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece Madama Butterfly, written in the first decade of the 20th century. It’s a true cornerstone of the operatic repertoire.

Written at a time when Europeans were fascinated with far-east culture, it tells the story of a U.S. naval officer stationed in Japan, who marries a Japanese girl with the intention of divorcing her and marrying a “proper” American when he returns home. While he’s gone she has his child and of course, when he returns tragedy ensues, as it usually does in opera. Much beautiful music also occurs.

Cleveland Opera will be bringing this classic to life in two performances at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle. Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova is Butterfly, and Timothy Culver is her naval officer lover Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton.

Tickets are $25-$85.

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