Presented by Houston Ballet
Choreography: Stanton Welch AM | Music: Giacomo Puccini, arranged by John Lanchbery
Stanton Welch’s internationally acclaimed Madame Butterfly reemerges to captivate audiences once more. With a magnificent score by Puccini, in an arrangement by John Lanchbery, Madame Butterfly tells the love story of a beautiful Geisha and a handsome American. Since its premiere, Madame Butterfly has become Welch’s international signature piece, having entered the repertoires of Houston Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet West and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Photo: Yuriko Kajiya as Cio-Cio San and Connor Walsh as Lieutenant Pinkerton in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly. Photo by Amitava Sarkar (2016)