Madame Butterfly 

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.


friday 11
sunday 13m
thursday 17
monday 21m
thursday 24
saturday 26
tuesday 29m

m = matinee


sunday 03m
sunday 03*
saturday 9
friday 15
monday 18
saturday 23

* Young Artists performance


Conductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets Michael Yeargan
Anita Yavich
Robert Wierzel
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

B.F. Pinkerton Dinyar Vania
Ian McEuen*
Suzuki Kristen Choi*
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*

*Young Artist