Libretto by David Henry Hwang
Music by Huang Ruo
Don’t miss this highly anticipated World Premiere Opera.
Rene Gallimard, a civil servant at the French embassy in Beijing, falls in love with a beautiful Chinese opera singer named Song Liling, who holds two shocking secrets, both of which eventually bring Gallimard professional and personal ruin. Broadway’s smash hit is transformed to operatic form.
"IT SEEMED TIME TO FINALLY EMBARK UPON MY DREAM OF BRINGING 'M. BUTTERFLY' BACK TO THE WORLD OF OPERA...HUANG RUO AND I BELIEVE IT WILL ALLOW THIS STORY TO TAKE WING, MORE BEAUTIFULLY AND POWERFULLY THAN EVER BEFORE." -LIBRETTIST DAVID HENRY HWANG