MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Puccini
November 2 - November 11, 2012
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
New BLO production
November 2, 4m, 7, 9, 11m, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
Evening performances begin at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) begin at 3:00pm.
Puccini fuses soaring musical lyricism with deep psychological and emotional depth in one of the most devastating love stories ever told on the opera stage.
A young geisha turns her back on everything she has known and experienced and, in her marriage to an American naval officer, attempts to recreate herself. In the ensuing clash of cultures, the results are ultimately tragic. Her psychological journey is evoked through music of compelling lyric strength and devastating pathos that reveal her obsessions, her fragility and her endless capacity for love.
Soprano Yunah Lee makes her BLO debut in her signature role as Cio-Cio San, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor debuts as Suzuki.