Madame Butterfly, a staple of operatic repertoires around the world, is an opera in three acts by famed Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. Based on the 1898 John Luther Long short story of the same title, the work tells the story of a marriage between a young Japanese woman and an American naval officer, who approach the relationship with very different levels of commitment. Poorly received upon the 1904 premiere at La Scala in Milan, it was reworked by Puccini to become the huge hit it continues to be to this day. The Wrocław Opera first staged Madame just after WWII, in 1946; the current version will be directed by Giancarlo del Monaco (son of the famous tenor Mario del Monaco) and performed in original Italian with Polish supertitles. Musical guidance by Ewa Michnik, costumes by William Orlandi.