On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

Most of the public gatherings listed on the Hoopla calendar are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Please check with event organizers to confirm the status of events you see listed.

A virtual option has been created to post and search for those events and programs that are offering an online gathering opportunity for our Hoopla readers. Enjoy!


  • Details

  • 1/19/20
  • 2 p.m. -
  • $0 – $69
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Music
  • Theatre

Event Description


Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre opens its season with Puccini’s magnificent tragic masterpiece Madama Butterfly. One of the top five most frequently performed operas, it tells the heartbreaking and timeless tale of unrequited love, and will have audiences riveted from the first sweet notes through the intense and emotional finale.


Students age 17 & under or in College are eligible for half-off tickets. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some other restrictions may apply.

Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.