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Madama Butterfly

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Sunday,  March 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

The title character of Madama Butterfly is one of the defining roles in opera. Cio-Cio-san, a young geisha, clings to the belief that her marriage to an American naval officer is a loving and permanent one. The story, based on a literary work, sparks ideas about cultural and racial bias. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

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29th Annual Vocal Competition

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Semi-Finals
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 PM: Finals
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Opera students and young professionals compete before a panel of judges for the chance to win more than $10,000 in prize money. The Sunday finals concert, free to the public, is an opportunity to see tomorrow’s opera stars today.

Free Event!