TIME: 4:40 PM to 9:00 PM
Ford Center at The Star, in conjunction with Frisco Arts, will host the Dallas Opera’s Simulcast of the critically acclaimed production of “Madame Butterfly.” The classic Italian opera by Giacomo Puccini will be simulcast live from the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. hosted by KLUV Radio’s Jody Dean and The Dallas Opera’s Education Program Senior Manager Kristian Roberts. Activities include Family Fun Zone 4:30-6:30 p.m., contests, behind-the-scenes interviews, and a WB Classics cartoon. The opera performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
With poignant melodies, memorable characters and a heart-wrenching storyline, “Madame Butterfly” has captivated audiences and dampened handkerchiefs for more than a hundred years. Loosely based on true events in Nagasaki, Japan, the unforgettable opera tells the tale of a young, naïve Japanese woman, Cio-Cio-San, blinded by her love for a callous American naval officer. “Madame Butterfly,” with libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, is the third production of The Dallas Opera’s 60th Season.