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When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 8 2020

Giacomo Puccini's opera about the doomed romance of Cio-Cio San, a geisha in Nagasaki, and American naval lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton, returns to the Lyric stage under the direction of Michael Grandage, with conductor Henrik Nánási. This is the 16th time the Lyric has produced Madama Butterfly; the first production, in 1955, starred Maria Callas in her last Lyric appearance and her only time singing Cio-Cio.

Price: $39-$299

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