Now celebrating its 60th season, West Bay Opera reprises one of its all-time favorites, Madama Butterfly, at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Puccini's tragic romance tells the story of an innocent young geisha who catches the eye of an American naval officer and becomes his temporary "wife," only to be left behind when he returns to the U.S. What begins as a beautiful love story becomes a heartbreaking tragedy when the abandoned bride must make an agonizing choice. Full of sumptuous music interwoven with Japanese motifs, Madama Butterfly offers famous arias like "Un bel di" and a stunning story that served as the basis for the hit musical Miss Saigon.
This production is sung in Italian with English titles.
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