Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' from San Francisco Opera
Saturday, September 26, 2015
This Saturday at 1 pm, join us for the San Francisco Opera's 2014 performance of Madama Butterfly, starring soprano Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and American tenor Brian Jagde 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.
Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly): Patricia Racette
Lt. B.F. Pinkerton: Brian Jagde
Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong
Sharpless: Brian Mulligan
Goro: Julius Ahn
Kate Pinkerton: Jacqueline Piccolino
Prince Yamadori: Efrain Solis
The Bonze: Morris Robinson
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ian Robertson, chorus master