Reading Lists: Adults

Madama Butterfly is the story of a young wife and mother named Cio-Cio-San, in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1904. She awaits the return of her beloved B.F. Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. When his ship finally does come in, her dreams for the future break along with her heart. Portland Opera is a My Discovery Pass partner.

Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that creates a taut, contemporary thrill ride. Portland Center Stage at The Armory is a My Discovery Pass partner.

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