6/1, 2, 7, 9: Opera Madama Butterfly at Aratani Theatre

Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Japanese/English libretto by Eiki Isomura and Josh Shaw

Aratani Theatre at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 San Pedro St.  Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday, June 1, 2024 7pm
Sunday, June 2, 2024 3pm
Friday, June 7, 2024 8pm
Sunday, June 9, 2024 3pm

Sung in Japanese and English with supertitles in both languages.

With a new bilingual libretto by Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Eiki Isomura (Opera in the Heights), Pacific Opera Project presents one of the world’s most popular operas as you’ve never heard – in Japanese and English.

How would a young American Naval officer and a fifteen-year-old Japanese woman communicate? Certainly not in Italian! Hear this heartbreaking story in a new way at the beautiful and intimate Aratani Theatre of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)  in Little Tokyo.

Featuring sumptuous costume design by Sueko Oshimoto & Kentaro Terra of SK Kimono, and chorus by the South Bay Singers led by Naoko Suga. Tickets start from just $15.

Pacific Opera Project’s Madama Butterfly was first premiered in 2019 at Aratani Theatre.