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. Live cinema relay: Mar17 30. Sun in Italian with English surtitles.
Cast/Performers Ermondla Jaho (Cio-Cio-San - Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Ana maria Martinez (Cio-Cio-San Apr17 13/17/20/22/25), Marcelo Puente (Pinkergon Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Teodor Ilincai (Apr17 13/17/20/22/25), Scott Hendricks (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Jeremy White (Bonze), Emily Edmonds (Kate Pinkerton), Gyula Nagy (Imperian Commissioner), Yuriy Yurchuk (Prince Yamadori)
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor(s): Antonio Pappano (Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Renato Balsadonna (Apr17 13/17/20/22/25)
Director(s): Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier