Date: April 15th at 8:00pm, 17th at 8:00pm and 19th at 2:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre
Canadian theatre artist Diana Leblanc directs this gorgeous new production of Madama Butterfly, designed by Patrick Clark, and featuring Korean soprano Jee Hye Han in her North American debut.
“A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return.
Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has a formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.
Puccini himself loved Butterfly above all his heroines – her for whom I wrote music in the night. And what music! It is as ravishing as anything in opera!”