When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.
With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.
Maria Agresta and Lianna Haroutounian share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Nicola Luisotti conducting.
- Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
- Maria Agresta (Cio-Cio-San)
- Joshua Guerrero (Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton)
- Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless)
- Christine Rice (Suzuki)
- Carlo Bosi (Goro)
- 2 t. 45 min.