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Madame Butterfly #sfoInstaMeet

Hi Instagrammer! We're excited you'll be joining us for another great InstaMeet at the Santa Fe Opera!

We are offering access to a special event on the night of the final dress rehearsal of Madame Butterfly to Instagrammers who have public and active Instagram accounts.

Tentative Timeline:
5-6 Tailgate
6-7 Tours
7-8 Production Talk
8-8:30 Free Time
8:30 Production Starts


  1. Please choose the ONE Opera you are most interested in attending so that others may enjoy this experience as well. Multiple ticket registrations will be canceled. This request will be strictly enforced, thank you for understanding.

  2. There is a very limited number of tickets available for these events. If you reserve a ticket and later find you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible as there is ALWAYS a waitlist.

  3. Please note that Santa Fe Opera management reserves to right to close a Dress Rehearsal at its discretion, in which case you will be notified accordingly.

  4. Simply Social Media and the Santa Fe Opera reserve the right to refuse or cancel tickets to based on non-compliance with the requirements of this event.

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Madame Butterfly
Sung in: Italian
Opera Synopsis: 
Puccini's Madame Butterfly follows a beautifully traced arc for the title character, from the child bride who renounces her religion in embracing of all things American to the strong young mother who returns to her culture and the code of honor which governs her tragic destiny. Featuring Puccini's longest and most passionate love duet, much of his most lyrical music, including the “Humming Chorus” and “Flower Duet,” a justly famous soprano aria in “Un bel dì,” and a spine-tingling climax.
In 1898, a dapper Philadelphia lawyer named John Luther Long wrote a short novel called “Madame Butterfly,” about a callous American naval lieutenant who marries a 15-year-old Japanese geisha and then deserts her. Two years later, legendary impresario David Belasco created a Broadway sensation with his stage adaptation. Puccini saw Belasco’s London production later that summer, loved its theatricality and pathos, and sought the rights to use it for his next opera. “The more I think of Butterfly the more irresistibly I am attracted,” he wrote in November of 1900. “If only I had it here so I could start work on it!”

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