Maria Natale as Cio-Cio San
Soprano Maria Natale has been praised by The New York Times for her “plummy, penetrating voice” and Opera News for her “high voltage vocal thrills” and “merciless stage presence.” She recently won first prize in the National James Collier Vocal Competition.
Get a small taste of what to expect from her in Tulsa Opera’s Madama Butterfly in this clip from Opera San Jose’s production.
(Credit: Robert Shomler)
Matthew White as Pinkerton
Tenor Matthew White recently made critically acclaimed debuts as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juiliette with Cincinnati Opera and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Princeton Festival. He’ll be reprising his role as Pinkerton for Tulsa Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly on February 28 and March 1.
You can hear him in the clip below, singing “O paradis” from L’Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer.
Aleksey Bogdanov as Sharpless
Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov was last in Tulsa singing Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers in 2016, and now he returns as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, a role he’s previously played at The Glimmerglass Festival. The New York Times lauded that performance as “firm-voiced…dignified even in despair,” while Opera Today called it “a handsome dark quality wedded to a solid baritone.”
Below, hear him singing the part of Lionel from Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orléans.
Don’t miss your chance to see all these stars live in Tulsa at the Performing Arts Center on February 28 and March 1. Get your tickets to Madama Butterfly today!