Theater, Live Music

Madama Butterfly

When: Thu., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2015

OPERA San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony bring the tragedy of unrequited love to the stage with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in 1902 Japan, the opera follows a young geisha who unfailingly waits for her lieutenant husband’s return. Featuring soprano Maria Kanyova in a performance that conveys “the young wife’s innocence, vulnerability and pain,” the opera is among the most frequently performed around the globe despite its disastrous premiere in 1904. Puccini revised the opera four times after that to great success.

Price: $35-$199