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Madama Butterfly

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CREDIT: Atlanta Opera
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: A classic of the genre
11/08/2022 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost: $43 - $148+
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: > An American naval officer in Nagasaki acquires a 15-year-old bride named Cio-Cio-San and all hell breaks loose. Poorly received when it first opened in 1904 at La Scala in Milan, Giacomo Puccini’s opus thrived after multiple revisions and went on to become a classic of the genre. The Atlanta Opera production features Japanese soprano Yasko Sato and Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova in the lead roles. The artistic director is Tomer Zvulun, who says, “I look forward to bringing these incredibly talented singers to Atlanta. So much has changed in the world since we last presented Madama Butterfly and we are excited to recreate this beloved production through a fresh, new lens that features a real powerhouse cast.” — KCM

From the venue:

Cultures collide when an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki decides to take a Japanese wife. Cio-Cio-San fifteen years old and in love, dreams of her new life with the handsome young officer. Renouncing her culture and her family to become a proper American wife, she settles into his home overlooking Nagasaki Harbor and waits for his ship to return. Featuring Yasko Sato as Cio-Cio-San and Gianluca Terranova as Pinkerton singing one of the most exquisitely beautiful works in the repertoire. Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Julius Ahn, and Allen Michael Jones also join the cast and The Atlanta Opera Orchestra, led by Timothy Myers. Tomer Zvulun directs.
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