BY Giacomo Puccini
OCT 11 | 13 | 15 | 17 (7:30 PM)
OCT 19, 2014 (2 PM)
Opening Night, October 11th, will be red carpet night.
Butterfly sits alone, waiting for the beautiful day when a naval ship returns with her beloved. Three years have passed, but her hope has never wavered. The depth of her love is tested and she must choose between love and honor. With opulent costumes and sets and stunning music, Puccini’s masterpiece captures the mysterious and tragic beauty of love itself.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
Cio Cio San: Yunah Lee
Suzuki: Nina Yoshida Nelsen
Kate Pinkerton: Abigail Levis
Lieut. Pinkerton: Eric Fennell
Sharpless: Troy Cook
Goro: Joseph Gaines
Prince Yamadori: Kevin Nakatani
Imperial Commissioner: William Tvrdik
Official: Tyson Miller
ACT I. ACT I—Lieutenant Pinkerton of the U.S. Navy is on shore leave in the Japanese city of Nagasaki. He inspects his recently rented house, a dwelling which comes equipped with three servants and a beautiful young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly...
Ancestors played a very important part in traditional Japanese society, and it was hoped Descendants would too. Madama Butterfly brings her ottokè to her new life and tells Pinkerton (who considers them mere puppets) they are the souls of her ancestors....