MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Giacomo Puccini
Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm
SUNDAY, September 22 at 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom, The Engineers Club - 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201
The performance will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Join us for a free pre-performance lecture 30 minutes before each performance.
The opera will run approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
BCO opens its 11th season with a good cry, with the help of Puccini at his most tragic. Set against the backdrop of war and a clash of cultures, Madama Butterfly follows 15-year-old Cio-Cio-san from joy to despondency as she is married against her will to American Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, professes her love to him, and then waits for three years for him to return to her and their son. Cio-Cio-san's misplaced faith in Pinkerton results in one of the most transcendent and affecting moments in operatic literature, Cio-Cio-san's aria "Un bel di vedremo." Butterfly represents Puccini at his most romantic and at the height of his compositional powers.
Pre-show Dining at the Club – Open to All!
Need to eat before the opera? Dine at the mansion before the performance! Complete your BCO experience with a delicious dinner buffet preceding the opera on Friday, September 20th. $43 includes the full buffet, tax and gratuity. Make your reservations now and pay at the club when you dine. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee seating. Click HERE or call 443-445-0226 to secure your reservation.