What Audiences and Press Are Saying About Madame Butterfly

Video: Opening Night Audiences Love Madame Butterfly (May 20, 2017)

Tweet Seats: Audiences React in Real Time at Live-Tweeted Performance (May 26, 2017)

“Real talk: #OTSLButterfly had everything — beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, AMAZING talent. If you get the chance, go see it!”


“OTSL’s Madame Butterfly Is Thrillingly Real” – Riverfront Times review (May 22, 2017)
“In the hands of director Robin Guarino and her extraordinarily talented cast, this Madame Butterfly… is a work of breathtaking power… a tragedy that feels far more modern than you’d anticipate.”

“Contemplating beauty and heartbreak in Opera Theatre’s seventh Butterfly” – St. Louis Magazine (June 2, 2017)

“Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece is more, so much more, than a congregation of music so exquisite it takes your breath away and makes you weep.”

“Fresh Perspective, Strong Performances as Madame Butterfly Opens Opera Theatre Season” – Ladue News review (May 23, 2017)
“Excellent singing and performances, led by soprano Harms… Conductor Michael Christie leads members of the St. Louis Symphony in an attentive, dutiful, rendering of Puccini’s lush score.”


HEC’s “Two on the Aisle” Review Madame Butterfly (May 25, 2017)
“Rena Harms makes Butterfly’s devotion inspiring and her fate heartbreaking”


“A Beautiful Butterfly Alights in St. Louis” – Broadway World review (May 24, 2017)
“What a glorious collection of voices! …There’s careful, deft attention everywhere… simply superb. You’ll love it!”


“Even a critical curmudgeon admits it: Opera Theatre’s Madame Butterfly is a winner” – KDHX Review (May 23, 2017)
“Artistically and technically, this is such a superb piece of work… you really owe it to yourself to see the Opera Theatre production.”


Madame Butterfly | Opera Theatre of Saint Louis” – Playback STL (May 21, 2017)

“[Rena] Harms…is a superb Butterfly, delivering both vocally and dramatically in the opera’s central role.”


Madame Butterfly Opens 42nd Season of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis” – Review STL (May 25, 2017)

“Featuring angst galore, the season opener features sizzling debuts from Rena Harms (Butterfly) and Michael Brandenburg (Pinkerton).”