What if? ... What if a brash American naval officer and a young Japanese girl met and fell in love? How would they communicate? (Certainly not an Italian!)  In POP's most ambitious production to date, Artistic Director Josh Shaw's long-time dream of a bilingual interpretation of Puccini's Madama Butterfly comes to life at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. All Japanese roles will be sung in Japanese (by Japanese American artists), and all American roles will be sung in English. Subtitles in both languages will be projected throughout the performance. This is a co-production with Opera in the Heights (Houston) and will be presented fully staged and costumed, with orchestra and chorus.



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