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Madame Butterfly

March 23 & 25, 2017

Cio-Cio San’s world unfolds with hope and romance and eventually fades to black.  Performers and audience members alike are continually moved by the elegance, violence and beauty of each moment in this famous opera.  Madame Butterfly is the first fully-staged grand opera in Chattanooga in seven years.

Order Tickets - Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Order Tickets - Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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Discover the Opera

Synopsis
Synopsis
See and Hear
Watch and Listen
Ambassadors
Ambassadors
CSO 2005 Production
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See the Performance

Run Time

2 hours 48 minutes – one intermission

Who Should See It

Perfect for date night and first-time operagoers, fans of South Pacific and Miss Saigon.

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PRE-CONCERT EVENT:

Conductor Bob Bernhardt has dedicated two of his Bootcamps so you can get the most out of your experience at Madame Butterfly. He’ll entertain you with background information and a peek behind the scenes as we prepare for this fully-staged production.

Bob's Bootcamp - Puccini’s Greatest Hits January 28, 2017
Bob's Bootcamp - Madame Butterfly 101 February 23, 2017
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Cast & Creative

Shannon Kessler Dooley: Cio-Cio-San
Eric Fennell: Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Levi Hernandez: Sharpless
Levi Hernandez: Sharpless
Mika Shigematsu: Suzuki
Helena Binder: Stage Director
Bob Bernhardt: Conductor
Bob Bernhardt: Conductor
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Opera Ambassadors

Become an Opera Ambassador to show your support of the CSO’s production of Madame Butterfly and to make opera grand again. While it has been eight years since the last fully-staged opera, the CSO has kept opera at heart with a variety of opera programs and performers over the last several seasons. This year marks the return of grand opera to our stage. By becoming an Opera Ambassador, you’re playing your part to keep the meaning of professional opera alive in the greater Chattanooga community.

To become an Opera Ambassador or for more information, please contact Matthew Hubbard, Manager of Development and Special Events, at mhubbard@chattanoogasymphony.org or 423.267.8583 ext. 2103.

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