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.
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.