What’s a newlywed Japanese geisha to do when her American naval officer husband, Pinkerton, takes their relationship lightly and gives birth to their child while he returns to America? Cia-Ciao San, or Butterfly, is unaware her spouse sees her as a dalliance and when he visits Nagasaki again, he arrives with his American wife to take his offspring back to the U.S. With her father’s suicide casting on her further broken heart, Butterfly is left choosing between living in disgrace or perish with honor. It is cherry blossom season in Japan and Puccini will flutter in your ears with cutting, passionate chords ready to pierce hearts.

April 16th – 24th