Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacose and Luigi Illica
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
In this new production of Madame Butterfly, director Aria Umezawa constructs – and deconstructs – Puccini's fantasy of Japan, infusing the typical Westernized portrayal with Japanese history, culture, and artistry, while giving Cio-Cio-San a new sense of agency over her own story.
Karen Chia-ling Ho and Anthony Ciaramitaro bring the achingly beautiful score to life as the young geisha Cio-Cio-San and U.S. Navy Lt. Pinkerton. Anthony Clark Evans, who impressed in the title role of Rigoletto, returns as Sharpless, with mezzo Kristen Choi (The Raven) as Suzuki and tenor Julius Ahn as Goro.
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2 hours & 45 minutes, incl. 20 minutes intermission
April 26th, 2024
May 5th, 2024
Academy Of Music
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