M. Butterfly

René 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.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated World Premiere.


Season

2020

Music by

Huang Ruo

Libretto by

David Henry Hwang

Sung In

English

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish

Commissioned by

The Santa Fe Opera

Developed with assistance from

American Lyric Theater, Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director

Commissioning and development support generously provided by

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Production support generously provided by

The Aretê Foundation


For more information or group sales:

800-280-4654
"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

Artists

David Bizic
David Bizic

René Gallimard

Kangmin Justin Kim
Kangmin Justin Kim

Song Liling

Hera Hyesang Park
Hera Hyesang Park

Comrade Chin/Shu Fang

Kevin Burdette
Kevin Burdette

Manuel Toulon/Judge

Joshua Dennis
Joshua Dennis

Marc

Xian Zhang
Xian Zhang

Conductor

James Robinson
James Robinson

Director

Allen Moyer
Allen Moyer

Scenic Design

James Schuette
James Schuette

Costume Design

Chris Akerlind
Chris Akerlind

Lighting Design

Seán Curran
Seán Curran

Choreographer

Susanne Sheston
Susanne Sheston

Chorus Master

Enhance Your Experience

Dining

Dining

Enjoy our Preview Dinners, Pre-ordered Picnics, and Tailgating with gorgeous views.

Learn More

Transportation

Transportation

Book a comfortable round-trip ride from Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

Learn More

Tours

Tours

Go behind the scenes with our Backstage and "Opera Ranch" Tours.

Learn More

Talks

Talks

Discover more about each production through our complimentary prelude talks.

Learn More