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  • Puccini's tuneful, heart-wrenching, and perennially popular masterpiece, "Madama Butterfly", tells the tale of a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San (the titular Butterfly), who falls for Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, stationed with the U.S. Navy in Japan. She marries him in defiance of her family's disapproval, only to be abandoned when Pinkerton returns to America. Love, longing, betrayal, and sacrifice pulse through some of Puccini's most expressive music, including the haunting Humming Chorus and Butterfly's breathtaking "Un bel dì (One fine day)." Equally appealing to the new and curious as well as the seasoned opera aficionado, "Madama Butterfly" is sure to grip your heart. June 16 @ 7:30 PM, June 24 & July 1 @ 3 PM. Tickets are available by phone (609.258.2787) or online at mccarter.org/princetonfestival. Tickets may also be purchased at McCarter Theatre's ticket office. The Princeton Festival's production of "Madama Butterfly" will be presented at Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. Visit princetonfestival.org for more information regarding all 2018 Princeton Festival performances, events, and promotions.

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