DetailsAn American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Cast/Performers Karah Son (Cio-cio San), Matteo Lippi (Pinkerton), Francesco Verna (Sharpless), Claudia Huckle (Suzuki), Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Goro), Michael Druiett (Bonze)
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Company(s): Glyndebourne Opera, Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor(s): John Wilson, Gareth Hancock
Director(s): Annilese Miskimmon, Kally Lloyd Jones (movement director)
Design: Nicky Shaw
Lighting: Mark Jonathan