Feb. 6, 2012, 7:00 PM: A sampling of Madame Butterfly comes to Lakewood


Lake Oswego Reads hosts a 50 minute preview of "Madame Butterfly." A character in the 2012 book, "Mink River," loves Puccini. Come to this presentation and discover why!

Madame Butterfly - Portland OperaPortland Opera — Madame Butterfly
February 6, 7:00 p.m.  at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St.
Headlee Mainstage - Admission is free


Join Associate Music Director Robert Ainsley and some of the Portland Opera Studio Artists to enjoy a lively, 50-minute sneak peek of Madame Butterfly. Puccini at his best!  Hear why Michael the cop was addicted to Puccini.  Music so powerful, so achingly beautiful, that it has never failed to wring the tears and win the hearts of audiences throughout the world! Admission is free. However, please note, seating is subject to availability. Doors will open approxiamtely 20-30 minutes for general seating before the performance.

Mink River - Lake Oswego Reads at LakewoodThis event is part of Lake Oswego Reads a Lake Oswego Library program. Lakewood is a proud partner of this program. This year's selection is Mink River by Lake Oswego novelist, Brian Doyle.

Book summary: In a small town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There’s a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries.

This will be the program’s sixth year and it will be sponsored again by 
West Coast Bank, Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswego Rotary Club and the Lake Oswego Review.

For more information on Lake Oswego Reads and the multiple events please click here.

For more informaion on Portland Opera and Madame Butterfly, please click here..