Puccini's Madama Butterfly from Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Stefano Secco as Pinkerton in 'Madama Butterfly' at Lyric Opera of Chicago Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Stefano Secco as Pinkerton in 'Madama Butterfly' at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Dan Rest/Lyric Opera Chicago)

This Saturday at 1 pm, join us for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013 performance of Madama Butterfly, starring soprano Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Italian tenor Stefano Secco as Pinkerton. 

One of Puccini's most beloved operas follows the ill-fated love between an American Lieutenant and a Japanese teenager. Shortly after their marriage, the lieutenant, Pinkerton, leaves his new wife Cio-Cio-San and doesn't return for three years. When he does, Cio-Cio-San has a surprise-- a baby boy. Unfortunately for Cio-Cio-San, Pinkerton also has some unexpected news. 

 

Cast:

Lt. B. F. Pinkerton: Stefano Secco
Goro: David Cangelosi
Suzuki: Maryann McCormick
Sharpless: Christopher Purves
Cio-Cio-San: Patricia Racette
Imperial Commissioner: Richard Ollarsaba
Official Registrar: Will Liverman
The Bonze: David Govertsen
Prince Yamadori: Anthony Clark Evans
Sorrow, Butterfly's child: Tye Pauley
Kate Pinkerton: Laura Wilde

CONDUCTOR: Marco Armiliato
STAGE DIRECTOR: Michael Grandage
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: Louisa Muller
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black

Comments [3]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO has a noble history. Don't follow the normal way major opera companies make casting decisions by casting only from those under contract with their company. Do not cast for merely the youngest nor the most experienced, but cast for the best o9btainable.

Jun. 21 2014 04:04 PM
CONCETTA NARDONE from Nassau

Ms.Racette has art. Maybe not the most beautiful voice but what Neapolitans call art. Bravo everyone.

May. 31 2014 03:34 PM
Magda Krance from Chicago

Please note that this cast performed Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera in January 2014. Thank you.

May. 29 2014 12:39 PM

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