M. Butterfly | Santa Fe Opera

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Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM


René Gallimard, a civil servant at the French embassy in Beijing, falls in love with a beautiful Chinese opera singer named Song Liling. Song holds two shocking secrets, both of which eventually bring Gallimard professional and personal ruin.

David Henry Hwang’s Broadway smash hit is transformed into operatic form in collaboration with composer Huang Ruo. Don’t miss James Robinson’s gripping production that captures both the driving pulse and the lyricism of the music and reveals the blurred lines between fantasy and reality at the heart of this true story.

Chuanyuan will cover the leading role of Song Liling in this highly anticipated world premiere production.