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Friday, April 19 at 3:00 PM

Taste of the Opera: Madame Butterfly
Dr. Lily Kass

Join us for an afternoon with Opera Philadelphia's Scholar in Residence, Dr. Lily Kass, who will teach us about the opera's upcoming show, its history and development. Extend your experience with a ticket to the performance of Madame Butterfly at the Academy of Music starting April 26.

About the Opera:

Madame Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. The heartbreaking story follows the lovelorn Butterfly — a young geisha named Cio-Cio San — as she awaits the return of her absent American husband, U.S. Navy Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton.

In this new production designed by Yuki Izumihara, Puccini's achingly beautiful music will leave a lasting impression with Karen Chia-ling Ho and Anthony Ciaramitaro making their company debuts as Cio-Cio-San and Pinkerton. Anthony Clark Evans, who impressed in the title role of Rigoletto (2021), returns as the American consul Sharpless, with mezzo Kristen Choi (The Raven, 2022) as the steadfast maid Suzuki.

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 20% on Madame Butterfly with the promo code ATHENAEUM. Not valid on previously purchased tickets; some restrictions may apply. Offer subject to availability, not transferrable, and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Limit 9 tickets. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 4/21/24 at 11:59 p.m.

This is a free event.