Florida Grand Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's: Madama Butterfly!

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It's one of the most classic love stories of all time as portrayed through the music of the one and only Giacomo Puccini. As a start to their 2014-2015 season, the Florida Grand Opera is starting off with the timeless story of Madama Butterfly featuring a cast that is spellbinding. For those who will be seeing this for the first time, here is a little info.....






Puccini’s opera, based on David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly, has its roots in a true story of cultures clashing and shattering the lives of all involved. While stationed in Japan, an American Naval officer, B.F. Pinkerton, arranges to marry a 15 year-old geisha known as Cio-Cio-San (Chō is the Japanese word for Butterfly) or Madame Butterfly, with no plans to stay in the marriage any longer than he has to.
When he leaves for America, everyone believes Butterfly has been abandoned. Clinging to hope and the promises Pinkerton made, Butterfly keeps vigil for three years with her faithful servant and the young son—Pinkerton’s son—she gave birth to not long after his departure. When Pinkerton returns with his new American wife, a life-shattering drama plays out in front of us as Butterfly resorts to a solution that is as heart-wrenching as it is gruesome.










With a stellar cast and production company, I am so excited to share some final info &  dates for the upcoming shows. 

I am hearing amazing things about Soprano, Kelly Kaduce's portrayal of the title character: Cio-Cio San:



The Remaining shows are: 

December 4, 6 at the Au Rene Theatre aka The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Take advantage of these final shows and live one of the most amazing love stories of all time as can only be expressed through the magic of Opera. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to their site: www.fgo.org! Happy Holidays my friends and I will be following up with my thoughts after I see the show! Xoxo
Among the most frequently performed operas (and the inspiration of the Broadway musical Miss Saigon), Madama Butterfly contains some of opera’s most famous music and features powerful drama from beginning to end.Among the most frequently performed operas (and the inspiration of the Broadway musical Miss Saigon), Madama Butterfly contains some of opera’s most famous music and features powerful drama from beginning to end.Despite an ill-received premiere in 1904, Madama Butterfly has since gained extraordinary worldwide popularity. In addition to inspiring many non-operatic productions, including Miss Saigon and the pop/rock band Weezer’s Pinkerton album, Butterfly has remained among the most frequently performed operas.Despite an ill-received premiere in 1904, Madama Butterfly has since gained extraordinary worldwide popularity. In addition to inspiring many non-operatic productions, including Miss Saigon and the pop/rock band Weezer’s Pinkerton album, Butterfly has remained among the most frequently performed operas.Despite an ill-received premiere in 1904, Madama Butterfly has since gained extraordinary worldwide popularity. In addition to inspiring many non-operatic productions, including Miss Saigon and the pop/rock band Weezer’s Pinkerton album, Butterfly has remained among the most frequently performed operas.Despite an ill-received premiere in 1904, Madama Butterfly has since gained extraordinary worldwide popularity. In addition to inspiring many non-operatic productions, including Miss Saigon and the pop/rock band Weezer’s Pinkerton album, Butterfly has remained among the most frequently performed operas.Pinkerton, a
n American Naval officer takes
the former geisha, Cio
-
Cio
-
San, as a
wife
while stationed in Japan
.
What is a true commitment of love for her is only a temporary
dalliance for him
.
After he sails for America, Cio
-
Cio
-
San is l
eft to wait for his return.
When Pinkerton returns with his new American wife, a life shattering drama plays out in
front of us as Cio
-
Cio
-
San resorts to a solution that is as heart
-
wrenching as it is
gruesome.
Despite
an ill
-
received premiere in 1904
,
Ma
dama Butterfly
has since gained
extraordinary
worldwide popularity
. In addition to inspiring many non
-
operatic
productions, including
Miss Saigon
and the pop/rock band Weezer’s
Pinkerton
album,
Butterfly
has remained among the most frequently performed ope
ras.

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