PLEASE NOTE: Thursday, Sept 19 - We want to inform you that  Maribeth Diggle is unwell today and will not be able to perform tonight's Italian version of the production; therefore, today's performance of BUTTERFLY will be in English and NOT in Italian as scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Butterfly: Maribeth Diggle; Amanda Palmeiro*
Suzuki: Elizabeth Mondragon
Pinkerton: Brian Arreola*; Nelson Ebo
Sharpless: Erik Grendahl
*Singing in English

Jessica Krash: Music Director/Piano
Timothy Nelson: Stage Director/Concept
Jonathan Robertson: Scenic Design
Marianne Meadows: Lighting Design
Donna Breslin: Costume Design 



Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY is at once one of the most beloved and most problematic works in the operatic canon. As IN Series takes on this sweeping work, we also invite wider conversations about the work’s difficult position in issues of race and gender, and how opera as an industry can more fully integrate these topics into both its work and its practice.

IN Series will be hosting two community conversations on the stage at SOURCE Theater, with a wide array of local artists, producers, colleagues from the Washington National Opera, and industry leaders. These events are free and open to the public. For more information you can call our box-office at 202-204-7763.

September 9th, 6:45pm
Source Theatre – 1835 14th St NW

A conversation on race, colonialism, and orientalism in opera, and how it inform casting, concepting, and the full inclusion of people of color in the opera industry today. Register Here

September 16th, 6:45pm
Source Theatre – 1835 14th St NW

An exploration of the depiction of women in 19th century opera, and a conversation about how the ritual portrayal of women in the operas of Puccini and his contemporaries informs the role of women as artistic leaders in the opera industry today. Register Here