Butler Opera Center Presents Madama Butterfly
The Butler Opera Center is pleased to announce "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini as the first production of the 2012-13 season. $20 general public, $15 seniors and non-UT students, $10 children under 12, Free Admission (2 per ID), UT faculty/students/staff.
Advance tickets available online at http://musicutexas.thundertix.com
Friday, October 26
Sunday October 28
Friday, November 2
Sunday, November 4
All performances at 7:30 p.m.
McCullough Theatre, PAC Building
The last time "Madama Butterfly" was performed on the UT campus was 27 years ago in Bass Concert Hall. This season's performance will be the first time the opera is sung in the McCullough Theatre. As director, Robert DeSimone describes, "In the intimate space of the McCullough, the audience becomes a major part of the production due to the relationship of the stage to the audience. This new production designed especially for the McCullough Theatre will focus on the intimate music and story-telling of Puccini's opera."
"Madama Butterfly" tells the story of a young American naval officer who, caught in youthful folly and the mystery of Japan, marries a geisha and ultimately abandons her. The opera is as relevant today as it was in the premiere years in Italy, given Puccini's worldwide popularity and the story's powerful, dramatic journey. All these elements combined with a talented cast of talented young performers will surely captivate audiences.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012