Opera Carolina’s kabuki-tinged staging of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will feature a set and costumes designed by internationally renowned Japanese ceramic artist Jun Kaneko. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, the artist first created the colorful, stylized designs for an Opera Omaha production in 2006.
The three-act opera runs Saturday, Jan. 21, Tuesday, Jan. 24, Thursday, Jan. 26, Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Belk Theater in Charlotte. “Student Night at the Opera” invites K–12 students and adult chaperones to the final dress rehearsal on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at a reduced price. For more information, visit Opera Carolina at http://www.operacarolina.org/ or Jun Kaneko’s website at http://junkaneko.com/.