Weren’t Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi spectacular? We were so glad you could join us for those two exceptional productions – and our 2019 Puccini Festival is far from over! The composer’s masterwork, the beautiful and tragic Madama Butterfly, is next, with music that will make your heart dance and a storyline that’s been bringing opera fans to tears for a century. >Madama Butterfly – at the Palladium June 21-30 – concerns an American naval officer, Pinkerton, who marries the 15-year-old Japanese girl Cio-Cio-San and departs, promising to return. In her excitement, she renounces her family’s religious and cultural traditions, but little does she know that only tragedy awaits her, as Pinkerton has very different ideas about their future together.
The exemplary cast includes Zoya Gramagin, soprano; Samuel Hall, baritone; Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo soprano; and Daniel Scofield, baritone; and so many other gifted performers.Madama Butterfly is the final production of St. Petersburg Opera Company’s 2018-2019 season. Performances: Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available here, or by calling 727-823-2040.