Knoxville Opera: Madame Butterfly
The Knoxville Opera will perform Madame Butterfly, the classic tale of love and betrayal set at the turn of the 20th century when an innocent Japanese girl falls victim to a U.S. naval officer and an ancient code of honor that foreshadows her fate. Puccini’s dramatic, romantic music brilliantly underscores the tragedy. This visually provocative presentation, a revival of the 2010 production, features Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Pastin as the betrayed Butterfly, and tenor Richard Troxell as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton, star of Frédéric Mitterand’s award-winning film version of the opera. The opera is performed in Italian with projected English translations.