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Classical music critic’s picks

Mark Kiryluk

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA

The BLO season has begun with a new production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” directed by Lillian Groag and conducted by Andrew Bisantz. Yunah Lee (above) is making her company debut as Cio-Cio San, heading a cast that also includes Dinyar Vania (Pinkerton), Kelley O’Connor (Suzuki), and Weston Hurt (Sharpless). 3 p.m., Nov. 11. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912, www.blo.org

HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY

Early music specialist Bernard Labadie leads the H&H period orchestra in works by Rigel, Kraus, Haydn, and Mozart. 3 p.m., Nov. 11. Symphony Hall. 617-266-3605. handel
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