Fresh take on Puccini classic opens Opera Columbus season

This is not your father's “Madama Butterfly.” Opera Columbus brings together an all-woman creative team, led by director Crystal Manich, to bring to life a fresh, modern and politically conscious production of this Puccini classic.

The cast of emerging and local talent — a hallmark of the company as it continues to set the standard for modern, mid-market opera — is augmented by dancers from the Ohio State University Department of Dance and musicians of the Columbus Symphony.