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Madame Butterfly

1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222



May 14 to May 16 at 7:00 PM

Let the lights, performers, chorus, and orchestra of Madame Butterfly come alive in a brand new way as you experience the first ever Indianapolis Opera concert event at the Indianapolis Zoo under the covering of the grand Bicentennial Pavilion, celebrating our city's 200th Birthday.

Madame Butterfly, an achingly beautiful and powerful opera, is about an enchanting geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who loses her heart to an American naval lieutenant and marries him. After he leaves Japan, she waits three long years for his return. We share her joy when he returns, and her utter despair when she realizes that he’s married an American woman and has come to take his young son—Cio-Cio-San’s child—back with him.

Tickets: $20 and up.