Composed by: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Directed by: Lesley Koenig
Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music - Opera & Ballet Theater 

Conducted by: Arthur Fagen
Lighting by: Patrick Mero
Costumes by: Linda Pisano

"There is a reason why the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is celebrated all over the world for its excellence. And nowhere was that distinction more evident that in IU Opera Theater’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s 'Madama Butterfly,'

Also first rate was the set design of Steven C. Kemp who used plastic material to create mountains that served as a backdrop for the production, in front of which were raised platforms, a cherry tree and miniature houses suspended from the stage ceiling. Complimenting Kemp’s spare yet elegant design was Patrick Mero’s lighting and designer Linda Pisano’s pitch perfect costumes."

Tom Alvarez
On the Aisle

“The set by Steven Kemp, a much-admired designer, offers a fluency of motion"

Peter Jacobi
Herald Times