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Madame Butterfly by Puccini @Santa Fe Opera

June 30 - August 24

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Puccini’s Madame Butterfly follows a beautifully traced arc for the title character, from the child bride who renounces her religion in embracing of all things American to the strong young mother who returns to her culture and the code of honour which governs her tragic destiny. Featuring Puccini’s longest and most passionate love duet, much of his most lyrical music, including the “Humming Chorus” and “Flower Duet,” a justly famous soprano aria in “Un bel dì,” and a spine-tingling climax.

In 1898, a dapper Philadelphia lawyer named John Luther Long wrote a short novel called “Madame Butterfly,” about a callous American naval lieutenant who marries a 15-year-old Japanese geisha and then deserts her. Two years later, legendary impresario David Belasco created a Broadway sensation with his stage adaptation. Puccini saw Belasco’s London production later that summer, loved its theatricality and pathos, and sought the rights to use it for his next opera. “The more I think of Butterfly the more irresistibly I am attracted,” he wrote in November of 1900. “If only I had it here so I could start work on it!”

CIO-CIO-SAN – KELLY KADUCE / ANA MARIA MARTINEZ 
 

B.F. PINKERTON – A.J. GLUECKERT /JOSHUA GUERRERO 

 

SUZUKI – MEGAN MARINO

 

Sharpless – NICHOLAS PALLESEN

 

THE BONZE – SOLOMAN HOWARD

 

GORO – MATTHEW DIBATTISTA

 

STAGE DIRECTOR – MATTHEW OZAWA

 

CONDUCTOR – JOHN FIORE

 

SET DESIGN – JEAN-MARC PUISSANT

 

COSTUME DESIGN – BRIGITTE REIFFENSTUEL

 

LIGHTING DESIGN – RICK FISHER

 

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June 30
End:
August 24
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Santa Fe Opera
301 Opera Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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Website:
www.santafeopera.org