Puccini’s Madam Butterfly presented by New Century Opera will be held at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. It is an opportunity to get lost in Puccini’s classic tale of love and loss to be performed onstage at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. The beloved opera which went on to inspire another modern classic “Miss Saigon, will be sung in English and offers two shows this weekend. Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It is based on the short story “Madame Butterfly” by John Luther Long, which in turn was based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. Long’s version was dramatized by David Belasco as the one-act play Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, which, after premiering in New York in 1900, moved to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of that year. For more information, click here.
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