From rapture to heartache…“A vocal, instrumental and emotional thriller.”—The Dallas Morning News
Passion flares—and the beautiful and trusting Cio-Cio-San gives up everything to marry American naval officer B.F. Pinkerton. But he’s a heartless cad who ultimately abandons her and their little son with devastating results. Hear some of the most gorgeous operatic music of all time in this fabled romantic tragedy.
And oh, what a cast!
Latonia Moore as Cio-Cio-San
Blessed with glorious sound and stage presence, this Met star and Texas native has “a creamy lyric soprano that could take her to the top of her profession.” —Opera, London
Evan LeRoy Johnson as B.F. Pinkerton
Tall, handsome, strapping…a voice with gleaming, robust tone and Heldentenor promise…he is a major talent.” —Opera Today
Emmanuel Villaume conducts The Dallas Opera Orchestra in this original production from The Dallas Opera.
Performance time is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 25-minute intermission. View the full program here or in the Flip Book below. Program, artists and prices are subject to change.
TDO Connections™ is The Dallas Opera’s intentional process for human-centered, operatic storytelling. This season, we explore representation in opera through Madame Butterfly and The Pearl Fishers in partnership with the Asian Opera Alliance, which has been working closely with our staff and stage directors to align the intention and impact of our storytelling, specifically to address appropriation, Orientalism, and colonialism inherent in some of opera’s most popular works. Learn more and watch our first panel discussion here.
Join us for these engaging and informative pre- and post-opera discussions:
- Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk: Hosted by Hank Hammett, Director of Opera at Meadows School of the Arts (SMU), this interactive 30-minute lecture begins one hour before the start of each opera in the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall. Admission is free with your ticket to a Dallas Opera performance. Note: There is no Pre-Opera Talk on Opening Night, February 18, 2022.
- New! Post-Opera Talkback: Immediately following the Sunday matinee performance from the stage, this brief and casual Q&A session with members of the cast gives you an opportunity to ask questions about the performance. Hosted by Kristian Roberts, Director of Education at The Dallas Opera.
Join us for a post-performance reception in Hamon Hall immediately following the opening performance of Madame Butterfly. The reception will feature the Contemporary Ensemble from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, complimentary beverages, and snacks. Purchase tickets here!
Masks are required for all guests in the lobby and performance hall. As a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Dallas Opera adheres to the health and safety protocols and policies in our home venue, the Winspear Opera House. Together, we put the safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff first. The Winspear has best-in-class protocols in place for every step of your experience with us and we invite you to read about the details here. Additional information to prepare for your visit can be found here.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles