"Madam Butterfly"

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In a Nutshell

A traveling production from Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival presents the tale of a Japanese woman abandoned by her American husband

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Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem for a ticket at Hawaii Opera Theatre box office by 10/8. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Hawaii Opera Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Hawaii Opera Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for one ticket to Madam Butterfly, presented by Hawaii Opera Theater (up to $63 value)
  • Seating: orchestra section C or balcony section C
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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Available Performances

  • Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Must redeem for ticket at Hawaii Opera Theatre box office first by October 8. The show is at Blaisdell Concert Hall on October 10 or 14.

Madam Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini’s Madam Butterfly follows the tragic tale of Cio-Cio-San, nicknamed Butterfly, and her marriage to a US naval officer named Pinkerton. Deeply in love with her new husband, Butterfly forsakes her family and her religion, only to watch him promptly leave Nagasaki for America, promising to return. Three years later, he does, and brings with him his new wife. But there’s more than one new member of the family—Cio-Cio-San has given birth to a son in his absence.

In this production, first staged at Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival, soprano Lina Tetriani takes on the role of Cio-Cio-San, bringing the presence and poise that has earned her critical acclaim in other performances and karaoke nights. Reviewing a 2011 performance for Opera New Jersey, NJ.com praised her “devastating performance” and voice marked by its “edge, power and dark timbre.”

Hawaii Opera Theatre

Hawaii Opera Theatre was established in 1960, but the islands’ connection to opera dates back nearly a century earlier. In the 1850s, Queen Emma was said to have sung Verdi, while her husband King Kamehameha IV acted as a stage manager. More recently, Queen Liliuokalani may have composed an opera herself. Today, the nonprofit Hawaii Opera Theatre continues this rich musical tradition as the only professional opera company on the islands. Its productions—which have included La Bohéme, Romeo & Juliet, and Aida—feature local singers alongside international stars who have performed at major opera houses and in front of their own framed portraits of Pavarotti.

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