Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.
Lt. B. F. Pinkerton: Stefano Secco
Goro: David Cangelosi
Suzuki: Maryann McCormick
Sharpless: Christopher Purves
Cio-Cio-San: Patricia Racette
Imperial Commissioner: Richard Ollarsaba
Official Registrar: Will Liverman
The Bonze: David Govertsen
Prince Yamadori: Anthony Clark Evans
Sorrow, Butterfly's child: Tye Pauley
Kate Pinkerton: Laura Wilde
CONDUCTOR: Marco Armiliato
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black