Madama Butterfly

By Giacomo Puccini

Directed by Leslie Swackhamer

In celebration of Giacomo Puccini's 150th Anniversary, Madison Opera presents one of the composer's most beloved works. MADAMA BUTTERFLY recounts the emotional story of a young geisha seduced and abandoned by an American Navy lieutenant. Set in a spectacular new production by the acclaimed Japanese artist Jun Kaneko, Madison Opera's production is sure to move audiences with a dramatic and visual splendor matched only by Puccini's breathtaking music. Italian maestro Leonardo Vordoni and stage director Leslie Swackhamer lead an outstanding cast featuring soprano Maria Kanyova as Cio Cio San.

Produced by Madison Opera at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: November 21-23, 2008

Performance Times: Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 8:00pm Sunday, November 23, 2008 @ 2:30pm Join Madison Opera General Director Allan Naplan one hour prior to each performance for the Madama Butterfly Pre-Opera talk.

Ticket Prices: $109, $94, $77, $73, $49, $38, $16 Student discounts available with proof of student ID

Call 608-238-8085 for reservations or more information.

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Madison Opera will hold chorus auditions for its entire 2008-2009 season in September of 2008. Those who wish to audition are asked to prepare an art song, aria, or musical theatre piece and are encouraged to bring an additional contrasting selection. Accompanist provided. Auditions will be held in room D040 of MATC's downtown campus in Madison.

Please email or call (608)238-8085 with your name, contact information, and preferred audition date.