Seattle Opera: Madama Butterfly- Suzuki

Seattle Opera: Madama Butterfly- Suzuki

Internationally beloved for over a century, Puccini’s timeless classic enchants with glorious music of unparalleled passion and pathos. The elegant narrative recounts the whirlwind romance between a reckless American naval officer and a trusting geisha. Bound by tradition and honor, she alone must face the tragic aftermath when left abandoned. Musical highlights include the radiant “Flower Duet,” Butterfly’s poignant arias, and a rapturous love duet for the ages.

Kate Cherry’s “sublime, visually fantastic, must-see” (stuff.co.nz) production features new-to-Seattle sets and costumes, and the traditional staging also tips its hat to stylized Japanese theater.

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San Francisco Opera: La Traviata- Flora

San Francisco Opera: La Traviata- Flora

Passion that knows no boundaries.

When the glamorous but fragile courtesan Violetta Valéry and her admirer Alfredo Germont find love, it seems nothing can keep them apart. But the rules of society and family expectations betray them, and Violetta’s fate takes a tragic turn.

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San Francisco Opera: Manon- Rosette

San Francisco Opera: Manon- Rosette

Bright lights, lavish parties and the height of fashion at every turn. But at what price?

Composed at the height of the Belle Epoque, Jules Massenet’s bright, sensual opera follows a pair of not-so-innocent young lovers as they tangle with the toast of Paris, inviting dangerous consequences. 

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San Francisco Opera: Die Walküre- Grimgerde

San Francisco Opera: Die Walküre- Grimgerde

The chief god Wotan fathers the hero Siegmund to regain control of the ring. But, when confronted with the futility of his dream, Wotan is forced to forsake not only his son but also his beloved daughter, the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde. 

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