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Butterfly’s Allure – Opera Lyra stages Puccini’s tragic masterwork

Ottawa Citizen – Canadian Baritone makes Madama Butterfly his own by Steven Mazey

Watch Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 107 Seconds

Set in Nagasaki  in 1904, this haunting work tells the bittersweet tale of a young, unworldly geisha who falls in love with a callous visiting American Naval Officer.   Madama Butterfly’s unwavering love for the Lieutenant who deserts her is an enduring tale of seduction and betrayal.

Join us for a fabulous 2014-15 season!

Next season, we’ll be showcasing Puccini’s Tosca conducted by our former artistic director Tyrone Paterson. The spring will bring a very special Downtown Abbey themed The Marriage of Figaro, introducing our interim artistic director, Kevin Mallon. And watch for a host of special events coming throughout the year!

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