The Beautiful and Heartbreaking Madama Butterfly is Coming to the Vancouver Opera

Madama Butterfly is one of the world’s most beloved operas. A story of honour, love, heartbreak and sacrifice play out in the Vancouver Opera’s new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Spine-tingling, emotionally searing and achingly beautiful story.

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I saw the 2010 VO production. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Mihoko Kinoshita broke my heart a hundred times over with her portrayal of the doomed Butterfly.

Two stunning sopranos share the title role this time around: Mihoko Kinoshita, comes back to reprise her role, and Jee Hye Han, making her VO début. Tenors Richard Troxell and Adam Luther sing opposite them.

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Madama Butterfly is onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets, Vancouver, B.C. for 6 performances, March 5 – 13, 2016.

Saturday, March 5 • 7:30pm
Sunday, March 6 • 2:00pm matinée
Thursday, March 10 • 7:30pm
Friday, March 11 • 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12 • 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 • 2:00pm matinée

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Madama Butterfly will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including 1 intermission.

Tickets are available exclusively through the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre: 604-683-0222 or Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Special pricing for groups of at least 10, and for families, is available by phone.

Follow Vancouver Opera on Twitter and Facebook for exclusive offers such as VO’s Get O.U.T (Opera Under 35) program, with $35 tickets for patrons aged under 35.


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