The D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst University presents Puccini’s beloved Madama Butterfly, the story of a geisha whose unrequited love for an American naval officer ends in tragedy. The opera is popular not only for its beautiful music (including the familiar aria “Un bel di” and the Flower Duet), but also for its beautiful Japanese-inspired sets and exotic costumes. Louisa Jonason is the opera’s artistic director, with stage direction by James Bobick. Performances in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center are Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and students, and $5 for youth 12 and under. Call 824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.