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Madama Butterfly

Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh PA

Oct 06 - 14 2018
Madama Butterfly

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 SaigonMadama 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 considers

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Tickets start at $14, and children’s tickets for kids 18 and under are 50% off.

Contact: 412-281-0912

    Official Website


Additional time info:

There is a free pre-opera talk available for all patrons one hour before every performance.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


    • Audio Description
    • Braille
    • Large Print
    • Open Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

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