Opera San José presents Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly

Opera San José continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Online PR News – 29-October-2013 – SAN JOSE, CA – Opera San José continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in 1890s Japan, an American naval officer marries a young Japanese girl for convenience only to leave her while she faithfully awaits his return in this tragic story of devotion, sacrifice and betrayal. Madama Butterfly will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Eight performances are scheduled from February 15 through March 2 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San José Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450. The production of Madama Butterfly is made possible, in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José.

Who:
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luig Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Conductor: David Rohrbaugh
Assistant Conductor: Joseph Marcheso
Stage Director: Brad Dalton
Set Designer: Kent Dorsey
Costume Coordinator: Alyssa Oania
Lighting Designer: Pamila Gray
Wigs/Makeup: Jeanna Parham

Dates:
February 15, 16m, 20, 22, 23m, 25, 28, March 2m; 2014

Time:
“m” indicates matinee at 3pm; all other performances are at 8pm

Location:
California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador, San José

Tickets:
$51–$111 (includes city facility usage fee) from Opera San José Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San José, CA 95131; 408-437-4450; 408-437-4455 fax; operasj.org
Available 90 minutes prior to curtain at the California Theatre box office only: Seniors (65 and older) 10% discount; Students 25 and younger (with current student ID) $11 (cash only)

Photos:
www.operasj.org/news-events/press-room/press-photos/2013-2014-season/madame-butterfly

Press Room:
http://www.operasj.org/pressroom.html

To learn more about Madama Butterfly, please visit operasj.org.

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Contact Information
Joseph Duong
Opera San José
2149 Paragon Drive
San Jose CA, 95131

408 437 2229