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Pittsburgh Opera opens its 80th season with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in 1904 Japan, it is often considered the pinnacle of operatic tragedy, and has become one of today’s most beloved operas.
Set in 1904 Japan, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is often considered the pinnacle of operatic tragedy, and has become one of today’s most beloved operas.
The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Miss Saigon, Madama Butterfly follows the tragic love story of the innocent, naive geisha Cio-Cio San and Pinkerton, a callous US naval officer.
Cio-Cio San, while still a teenager, forsakes her family, heritage, and religion for Pinkerton. But what she considers to be true love, he considersView more
Tickets start at $14, and children’s tickets for kids 18 and under are 50% off.
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There is a free pre-opera talk available for all patrons one hour before every performance.
237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222