July 11 - August 23, 2014
Puccini's unforgettable heroine risks everything for love, but once betrayed, chooses the only honorable path.
“Madame Butterfly is one of my favorite Puccini scores,” conductor Joseph Colaneri said. “The relationship of the drama, text and music is just about perfect. The opera has a magically atmospheric orchestration and Puccini's sense of dramatic pace allows the story to sweep from its exotic opening to a shattering conclusion.”
The production will be presented in Italian with projected English text.
This production is generously sponsored by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.
Costumes are owned by San Diego Opera.
m = matinee
* Young Artists performance
Conductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets Michael Yeargan
Costumes Anita Yavich
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates
B.F. Pinkerton Dinyar Vania
Goro Ian McEuen*
Suzuki Kristen Choi*
Sharpless Aleksey Bogdanov
Cio-Cio-San Yunah Lee
Cousin Jacqueline Echols*
Mother Aleksandra Romano*
Aunt Vanessa Isiguen*
Uncle Yakuside Christian Bowers*
Imperial Commissioner Chris Carr*
Official Registrar Adam Cioffari*
Bonze Thomas Richards*
Prince Yamadori Sean Michael Plumb*
Sorrow Louis McKinny
Kate Pinkerton Erica Schoelkopf*