Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Hear the most popular opera in North America, full of Puccini’s sumptuous music interwoven with Japanese motifs.  This heartbreaking tale of love, self-delusion & betrayal takes place in Nagasaki in the early 1890s.  A young geisha (Cho-Cho-San) deserted by her husband (Pinkerton), a U.S. Naval Officer, chooses to die honorably, rather than suffer in shame after learning of the betrayal.  Special moments include:  the soaring Act One Love Duet, and the Act 2 sighting of Pinkerton’s ship and joyous Flower Duet where the fragrance of Spring is released as flower petals are strewn everywhere.

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Madama Butterfly Gallery 2015, Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2017-03-19 17:48:39 These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2015 production of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.  The photographers are Marsha Sims, Bernard Haisch and Melissa Mallory More »
Madama Butterfly Production List Last Updated on 2015-02-16 00:32:50 Madama Butterfly Cast List Madama Butterfly:  Melody King, Melissa Mallory, Leslie Schipa, Jennifer Thuman Suzuki:  Carol Hoover, Claudia Landivar, Marsha Sims, Rachel Warner Pinkterton: Zoltan DiBartolo, Mark Narins, Carmello Tringali Sharpless:  Don Hoffman, Joe Kinyon, Chris Wells, Steve Zimmerman Goro: Miguel Evangelista, James Gee Bonze: Matthew Pierce, Thomas Leidenthal Yamadori:  Thomas Leidenthal, Matthew Pierce, Stephen Miller Commissioner: Stephen Miller, Marsha Sims, Frederick Winthrop Kate: Kate Bolton Schmuckler, Lyssa Livingston, Tereza Marshall, Cristin Williams Trouble: Avery Appleby, Savannah Eiess, Ava Marchiel, Patrick Ewart Chorus: Claudia Landivar, Lyssa Livingston, Tereza Marshall, Terese Lukenbill, Marsha Sims, Nancy Schrock, Cristin Williams, Pamela Tibbitts Verismo Opera Orchestra Nancy Hunt, flute; Michael Crane, flute; Samantha... More »
Madama Butterfly 2015 Performances Last Updated on 2015-01-19 21:30:19 Bay Terrace Theater (with Mira Theatre Guild), 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 Brown Paper Tickets or call (707) 864-5508, Tickets $25 (general) $18 (seniors/students) $12 (under 12 yrs.) BUY TICKETS February 14 (Saturday 7:30pm) February 15 (Sunday 2:00pm) February 21 (Saturday 7:30pm) February 22 (Sunday 2:00pm) February 26 (Thursday 7:30pm) Special Family Night, staged with piano, all tickets sold at door $10, children under 12 free February 28 (Saturday 7:30pm) March 1 (Sunday 2:00pm) March 5 (Thursday 7:30pm) Special Family Night, staged with piano, all tickets sold at door $10, children under 12 free March 7 (Saturday 7:30pm) March 8 (Sunday 2:00pm) March 14 (Saturday 7:30pm) March 15 (Sunday 2:00pm)   More »