Learn about Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, including biographical and historical context, story synopsis, structure, dramatic and musical highlights, and more. This opera will be performed live by Opera Philadelphia at the end of April and beginning of May, and we may be able to get discounted tickets if there is enough interest. The opera will also be shown as part of The Met in HD series in movie theaters on May 11. Learning about the opera in advance will increase your appreciation and enjoyment of the opera in performance. We will provide video links to students who can’t attend at the scheduled time.