Set in Meiji period Nagasaki and punctuated with vibrant melodies such as the well-known aria “Un bel dì, vedremo,” Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is known and loved around the world. This production by Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation is sung in the original language (Italian) with Japanese and English supertitles.
The production’s stage director Amon Miyamoto (pictured) is Broadway’s first Asian director, with his first production receiving four Tony Award nominations. In 2013, he made his European debut as an opera director with Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Miyamoto’s work, YUGEN: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, was the first-ever work to fuse Noh theatre with 3D film.