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.
David Henry Hwang
Instant Translation Screen
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
Production illustration by
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"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
Kangmin Justin Kim
Hera Hyesang Park
Comrade Chin/Shu Fang
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