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March 15, 2019 - March 19, 2019
All Day
Time Details:
March 15- 8 PM March 17- 2:30 PM March 19- 7:30 PM
Harrison Opera House
160 Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
$33.84 - $118.18

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Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Friday, March 15

Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience. Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Matthew Vickers as the American naval officer who loves her and leaves her. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Running time: 2h 57m including intermission Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.