Puccinis Madame Butterfly is one of the music worlds most well-known and well-loved operas. Set in 1900 Japan, the story follows Pinkerton, a U.S. naval officer, and his romance with geisha Butterfly. They marry, and soon Pinkerton returns home, leaving Butterfly, who is pregnant, behind. When he returns to take their child, but not her, back to America, Butterfly is heartbroken. The panel will undoubtedly be interesting, the performances are sure to be wonderful, but the real draw to Artful Thursday is the opportunity to go one-on-one with Pinkerton and ask him why hes such a jerk.