Madama Butterfly

Stephen Lord and Dona D. Vaughn
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Maine’s premier operatic event for 2012, Madama Butterfly, is certain to be the pinnacle of fine arts and sophistication this summer—an unforgettable experience.

Acclaimed international stars, an exquisite chorus, a first-caliber orchestra 50+ musicians strong, beautiful scenery and costumes— all are to be expected. But then the incredible poignancy and magic of Puccini’s masterpiece will transport you.

“Puccini’s sumptuous music, potently allusive and ideally flowing as if unspooled in an endless thread, is the most obvious and unshakable asset in any account of Butterfly.”

- Steve Smith , New York Times

For 18 years, PORTopera productions have numbered among the finest in New England. No less an authority than Opera News has repeatedly recognized our conductor Stephen Lord and artistic director Dona D. Vaughn for their exceptional creativity and inventiveness.

Number one in Opera America’s “20 Most Performed Operas in North America,” Puccini’s most famous and ravishing score is guaranteed to fill your heart.

Join PORTopera’s dramaturg Calien Lewis one hour before curtain for a free talk on the written artistry of Madama Butterfly.

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