Tickets now on sale for ‘Butterfly’


IF YOU GO

What: ‘Madama Butterfly’

Where: Stambaugh Auditorium

When: Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Information: Reserved seats range freom $25-$75, not including the pre-opera dinner ticket. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the box office at 330-259-0555. Tickets can also be purchased online at stambaughauditorium.com

Staff report

Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” returns to Stambaugh Auditorium, presented by Opera Western Reserve on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“Madama Butterfly” tells the story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the idea that her relationship with a visiting American naval officer is loving and permanent. English translations will be projected above the stage to assist guests in following the story, as the opera will be sung in Italian.

Marian Vogel, who has starred in “La Boh ®me” and “Tosca,” returns to sing the title role of Butterfly.

Preceding the performance will be a plated dinner provided by Chrystal’s Catering. The $60 dinner ticket includes four courses, beverages and entertainment. The menu starts with hand-rolled risotto balls and hot peppers and oil with artisan bread, a wild green salad with sun-dried tomatoes, peppers and olives finished with a herb vinaigrette. The main entr e will be a saut ed chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts and a creamy basil sauce paired with seashell pasta and broccoli aglio olio.

Handmade amaretto cake with buttercream frosting will finish the meal. Reservations must be made by Nov.13.

Tickets for the opera performance and the dinner are now available through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium. Reserved seats, for “Madama Butterfly,” range in price from $25-$75. The pre-opera dinner ticket does not include admission to the show. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, contact the box office at 330-259-0555. Tickets can also be purchased online at stambaughauditorium.com

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