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.
Original production by Francesca Zambello
Scenery designed by Michael Yeargan
Costumes designed by Anita Yavich
Production originally created for the Glimmerglass Festival
Projected titles designed by Kelley Rourke originally for the Glimmerglass Festival
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