Every time a bell rings, a butterfly gets its wings—assuming the cocoon hangs in close proximity to a bell tower. Experience the metamorphic fusion of tonal bliss and aesthetic brilliance with today's deal. For $25, you get one ticket to the April 20 performance of Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Memphis (up to a $70 value). Groupon customers will receive the best available seats at the time they call or visit the box office. All seats in the Orpheum Theatre offered with this Groupon are valued at $60 or higher.
Experience Maestro Michael Ching, the established artistic and general director of Opera Memphis, as he bids farewell to the fine city following his final performance conducting as General and Artistic Director for Opera Memphis. On stage, the pipes of Stephen Mark Brown, an Opera Company of Philadelphia/Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition winner, will resonate throughout his performance as Pinkerton.
As a highly dramatic and animated opera, the music of Madame Butterfly flows throughout the handsome theatre, washing the surrounding crowd in story, emotion, and ear massage. Renowned ceramic artist Jun Kaneko contributes aesthetic visuals through stunning sets and costumes inspired by the elegance of Puccini's music in a production originally designed for Opera Omaha. Opera aficionados know that Madame Butterfly is a classic worthy of repeat viewings and listenings, and those who don't know opera at all will gain instant street cred after experiencing this must-hear of the operatic repertoire.
Far before Opera Memphis was formed in 1956, the Orpheum Theatre was playing host to fine entertainment within its lushly draped and molded interior walls. Performing beneath elegantly crafted crystal chandeliers, onstage talent glimmers with a glint of timelessness usually reserved for flying teenagers consumed by chasing their own shadows.