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Virginia Opera brings Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" to the Carpenter Theatre

Virginia Opera's "Madama Butterfly"
Dave Pearson
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Jonathan Burton as Lt. Pinkerton and Sachie Ueshima as Cio-Cio-San with members of the Virginia Opera Chorus

Virginia Opera is bringing Giacomo Puccini's classic "Madama Butterfly" back to the Carpenter Theatre stage this weekend. Conducted by Artistic Director Adam Turner and directed by Mo Zhou, this production featuring one of opera's most beloved works brings the Virginia Opera season to a close.

Bound by tradition and honor, a young Japanese maiden is left to face an unspeakable aftermath when abandoned by a reckless American naval officer. Puccini’s haunting score is filled with unforgettable music of unparalleled beauty that will stay with you forever.

I sat down with Adam Turner to discuss the production and I hope you enjoy our chat. Performances are Friday evening, March 22nd at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon, March 24th at 2:30pm.

Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg
Classical Host, VPM Music

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