Madama Butterfly

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:30pm

An unscrupulous American naval officer marries a young Japanese geisha who believes that their love is eternal, leading to a heartbreaking betrayal and the ultimate sacrifice of a mother’s love.

Last presented by Tulsa Opera in 2012, Francesca Zambello’s production of Madama Butterfly returns to the stage with notable artists making their company debuts, including soprano Maria Natale as the geisha Cio-Cio San, tenor Matthew White as the naval officer Pinkerton, and mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier as Cio-Cio San’s faithful attendant Suzuki.

Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov, returning to Tulsa after his role as Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, will sing Sharpless, and conductor James Lowe returns after conducting Puccini to Pop in 2017 and Turandot in 2018.

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Maria Natale

Maria Natale

Cio-Cio San
Matthew White

Matthew White

Pinkerton
Aleksey Bogdanov

Aleksey Bogdanov

Sharpless
Renée Rapier

Renée Rapier

Suzuki
James Lowe

James Lowe

Conductor
John De Los Santos

John De Los Santos

Director