Photo courtesy of Opera in the Heights

For its fourth and final production of the season, Opera in the Heights, the opera company that provides a stage for emerging performers and affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area, presents Puccini’s enduring classic, Madama Butterfly – with a difference. This co-production of OH and the Los Angeles-based Pacific Opera Project actualizes the heart of the opera’s tragic cross-cultural love story by translating its original Italian libretto into the two languages of the protagonists – Japanese and English – and featuring Japanese-American singers in the Japanese roles.

OH Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Eiki Isomura, who conducts all performances, has adapted the libretto for the Japanese-speaking characters, and Pacific Opera Project Artistic Director Josh Shaw, who originated the concept, has written the English. As with all OH productions, supertitles in English will be projected above the stage. The production is directed by Josh Shaw, and the costumes are by Sueko Oshimoto of Kimono SK of Los Angeles.

For its fourth and final production of the season, Opera in the Heights, the opera company that provides a stage for emerging performers and affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area, presents Puccini’s enduring classic, Madama Butterfly – with a difference. This co-production of OH and the Los Angeles-based Pacific Opera Project actualizes the heart of the opera’s tragic cross-cultural love story by translating its original Italian libretto into the two languages of the protagonists – Japanese and English – and featuring Japanese-American singers in the Japanese roles.

OH Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Eiki Isomura, who conducts all performances, has adapted the libretto for the Japanese-speaking characters, and Pacific Opera Project Artistic Director Josh Shaw, who originated the concept, has written the English. As with all OH productions, supertitles in English will be projected above the stage. The production is directed by Josh Shaw, and the costumes are by Sueko Oshimoto of Kimono SK of Los Angeles.

For its fourth and final production of the season, Opera in the Heights, the opera company that provides a stage for emerging performers and affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area, presents Puccini’s enduring classic, Madama Butterfly – with a difference. This co-production of OH and the Los Angeles-based Pacific Opera Project actualizes the heart of the opera’s tragic cross-cultural love story by translating its original Italian libretto into the two languages of the protagonists – Japanese and English – and featuring Japanese-American singers in the Japanese roles.

OH Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Eiki Isomura, who conducts all performances, has adapted the libretto for the Japanese-speaking characters, and Pacific Opera Project Artistic Director Josh Shaw, who originated the concept, has written the English. As with all OH productions, supertitles in English will be projected above the stage. The production is directed by Josh Shaw, and the costumes are by Sueko Oshimoto of Kimono SK of Los Angeles.

WHEN

WHERE

Lambert Hall
1703 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
http://www.operaintheheights.org/butterfly

TICKET INFO

$40.50-$94.50
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