A Night Out with Madama Butterfly at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

couple clapping while watching opera

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is a 60-year-old theatre. It dedicates itself to sharing the transformational power of opera. It’s also just a short drive from our Mondial River West Apartments. Lyric presents the brilliant Madama Butterfly for the entire month of February and into the beginning of March. Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular operas in the world.

Lyric Opera  

The Lyric Opera provides a cultural service to Chicago and the world. Their show choices are diverse and engaging and they truly work on developing and educating their already world-class talent. Everyone is invited to witness their artistic innovation and watch their significant contributions to the art of opera. Lyric recreates the classics and delves into the contemporary. Also, the opera house introduces new and inventive works, adding to the operatic canon. 

The Story of Madame Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is the story of Cio-Cio San, or Butterfly, a naive Japanese teenager who falls in love with a stationed American soldier named Benjamin Pinkerton. Pinkerton is a Navy lieutenant who leads Cio-Cio to believe that he loves her and wants to marry her. Cio-Cio has no idea he has every intention of marrying a certain American woman as soon as he goes back home.

Pinkerton marries Cio-Cio in what he believes to be a temporary marriage and she conceives a son.  He returns several years later sporting a new wife and wanting his son. The tragedy that unfolds is both traditional and surprising. Also, the amazing musicians and actors that carry the show make Madama Butterfly an excellent choice for a cultural night out in Chicago.

If you love the beauty of nature as much as you love opera, enjoy a bike ride along the 606 Trail nearby. Mondial River West apartments are everything you need, all right here. Contact us for a private tour of our beautiful community. 

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