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NEW SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CO-PRODUCTION
By Giacomo PucciniJune 3, 6, 9, 18, 21, 24, 27; July 1, 2023
Three years she waited. He did not.
Each night, the young Cio-Cio-San looks out over the port of Nagasaki, eagerly waiting the return of her husband, U.S. Naval officer Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton. Alongside her is their young son, Trouble, who has never met his father.
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Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Approximately 3 hours including one intermission
One of the most iconic—and controversial—operas on stage today, this heartbreaking drama marks a high point in Puccini’s music, inspiring reactions from M. Butterfly to Fatal Attraction.
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Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.
“[Etienne] Dupuis the Canadian baritone deploys immense charm and seduction, phrasing with infinite finesse.”–Opera News
“[Adela Zaharia’s] voice was equal parts shimmer and opulence.”–Los Angeles Times
“[Luca] Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”–The New York Times
A 15-year-old Japanese girl devotes herself to her absent American husband — only to discover, after years of waiting, that he married another woman while abroad.
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June 3, 6, 9, 18, 21, 24, 27; July 1, 2023
* San Francisco Opera Debut
Previous performances of Madame Butterfly can be found in our Archive.
New San Francisco Opera co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation, Seperoper Dresden, and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen
This production is made possible, in part, by Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.
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