ARTS Pick: Madama Butterfly

The Met broadcasts Madama Butterfly live at the Paramount on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Publicity photo The Met broadcasts Madama Butterfly live at the Paramount on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Publicity photo

No opera season is complete without a production of Madama Butterfly. Composed by Giacomo Puccini in three acts, the opera tells the tale of a young geisha who devotes herself to a U.S. naval officer, resulting in heartbreak and tragedy. The Met Live in HD broadcast is every bit as dramatic, colorful and exotic as when the story was first introduced in 1904.

Saturday 4/2. $18-24, 12:55pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.