February 16 2018 8:00 pm

Madama Butterfly The Opera

Times-Union Center - Moran Theater

PUCCINIʼS MADAMA BUTTERFLY follows Pinkerton, an American naval captain who is exploring the World in the name of pleasure.

“Life is not worth living if I can’t win the best and fairest of each country,” he declares. He sets his sights on the best and fairest of this land: the stunning Japanese beauty Cio-Cio-San. Pinkerton is fascinated by her exotic beauty and marries her on sight, while Cio-Cio-San, enthralled by his American ways and promise of a modern life in America, falls wholeheartedly in love with the stranger. But Pinkerton already has a foot out the door, looking forward to the day he will marry “a real wife, a wife from America.” 

Three years pass, and Cio-Cio-San waits faithfully for her husband’s return from distant shores. Long abandoned by her family, she is alone with her servant Suzuki and a living memento of her American love. She refuses all offers of marriage, singing of her great hope for the day Pinkerton will return. The faithful Suzuki tries in vain to convince her to abandon hope. But when his ship comes in, Pinkerton is not alone. As dawn breaks, what will become of Butterfly’s great hope?


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Times-Union Center - Moran Theater
Times-Union Center - Moran Theater

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300 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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