Madame Butterfly Educator Materials

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

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


A teenage geisha is abandoned by her American naval officer husband, resulting in tragic consequences.

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Cast & Creative

Cio-Cio-San Lianna Haroutounian
Lt. B. F. Pinkerton Maxim Aksenov
Suzuki Zanda Švēde
Goro Julius Ahn
Sharpless Anthony Clark Evans*
The Bonze Raymond Aceto
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

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Photo (top): San Francisco Opera production of Madame Butterfly/Cory Weaver