Madama Butterfly takes flight at Lyric Opera of Kansas City


Young love falls for an old lie, and so begins the what may be the greatest argument against long-distance relationships ever made. Puccini pours melodic perfection (and keeps ’em coming) as “the happiest girl in Japan” eagerly marries a swaggering, shallow U.S. Navy man who embodies the phrase “love is fleeting.”

Wrapped in rapturous musical beauty that will bring you to tears is a heartbreaking ending that will bring you to your knees. We can only watch as Butterfly floats toward her fate, like a moth to a flame, like a lamb to the slaughter. Til death do them part.

Lyric Opera brings this dazzling production to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts November 3 – 11, 2018 (evening performances start at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinee is at 2:00 PM).