© Elise Bakketun
“Un bel dì” from MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Patricia Racette in her Seattle debut.

© Met Opera Archives
1966 Madama Butterfly (Met Tour)

The Seattle Opera debut of Julian Patrick!

© Des Gates
1977 Madama Butterfly

Korean soprano Sung-Sook Lee was Seattle Opera’s second Butterfly.

© Peter Riches
1970 Madama Butterfly

Seattle Opera’s first production of Puccini’s beloved tragedy.

© Chris Bennion
1982 Madama Butterfly
© Elise Bakketun
2012 Madama Butterfly

Patricia Racette starred in this heart-breakingly beautiful production.

©Matthew McVay
1989 Madama Butterfly

Barbara Daniels impresses in this production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

© Gary Smith
2002 Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s iconic tragedy, a staple of operatic performance, is performed for eager audiences.

2011-12 Madama Butterfly Cover
2011/12 Madama Butterfly Program

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2001-02 Madama Butterfly Cover
2001/02 Madama Butterfly Program

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1994-95 Madama Butterfly Cover
1994/95 Madama Butterfly Program

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1988-89 Madama Butterfly Cover Page
1988/89 Madama Butterfly Program

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© Bill Mohn
2012 Madama Butterfly Simulcast

More than 8,000 Seattelites enjoyed Madama Butterfly on the night of our first-ever Simulcast!

1977/78 Madama Butterfly Cover
1977/78 Madama Butterfly Program

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© Gary Smith
1995 Madama Butterfly

“Death with honor before life with dishonor!” A strong production of Puccini’s great tragedy.

1970/71 Madama Butterfly Cover
1970/71 Madama Butterfly Program

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1965/66 Madama Butterfly Program Cover
1965/66 Madama Butterfly Program

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