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Sep. 06 2017

9/23/17 – Madama Butterfly – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera


Cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale.

Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Approximately 2 hours, 48 minutes with one intermission


Cio-Cio-San Lianna Haroutounian
Lt. B. F. Pinkerton Vincenzo Costanzo*
Suzuki Zanda Švēde
Goro Julius Ahn
Sharpless Anthony Clark Evans*
Prince Yamadori Edward Nelson
The Bonze Raymond Aceto
Imperial Commisioner Matthew Stump
Kate Pinkerton Julie Adams
Official Registrat Jere Torkelsen


November 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 26, and 29
December 1 and 4, 2016

Conductor Yves Abel 1
Conductor Jordi Bernàcer 2
Director Leslie Swackhamer
Production Designer Jun Kaneko
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Choreographer Melissa Noble
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Fight Director Dave Maier

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

1November 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 26, 29, and December 1

2December 4

A co-production with Opera Omaha.

Photo credits: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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