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.

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Meet the Artists

Giacomo Puccini’s beloved Madama Butterfly returns to Tulsa starring 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, all making their company debuts.

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.

Maria Natale

Maria Natale

Cio-Cio San
Matthew White

Matthew White

Pinkerton
Aleksey Bogdanov

Aleksey Bogdanov

Sharpless
Renée Rapier

Renée Rapier

Suzuki
Alexander Boyd

Alexander Boyd

Imperial Commissioner
Keely Futterer

Keely Futterer

Kate Pinkerton
James Lowe

James Lowe

Conductor
John De Los Santos

John De Los Santos

Director

Credits

Original production by Francesca Zambello
Scenery designed by Michael Yeargan
Costumes designed by Anita Yavich
Production originally created for the Glimmerglass Festival

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