NEW SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CO-PRODUCTION
By Giacomo Puccini
June 3–July 1, 2023
Starts at $31
Approximately 3 hours including one intermission
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Music Director Eun Sun Kim conducts a new staging of
Puccini’s heartbreaking drama from director Amon Miyamoto.
Costume designs by late fashion icon Kenzō Takada adorn
a cast that stars Karah Son, Michael Fabiano, Hyona Kim,
Lucas Meachem, and Julius Ahn.
See a Performance
Why See It
One of the most iconic operas on stage today, this heartbreaking drama marks a high point in Puccini’s music, inspiring reactions from M. Butterfly to Fatal Attraction.
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A 15-year-old Japanese girl devotes herself to her absent American husband—only to discover, after years of waiting, that he married another woman while abroad.
Hear The Music
Audio excerpts are from the 2007 cast of Madama Butterfly with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles.
“Addio, fiorito asil”/Brandon Jovanovich; Butterfly’s Entrance/Patrcia Racette and the San Francisco Opera Women’s Chorus; Flower Duet/Patricia Racette and Zheng Cao; “Un bel di” (central section)/Patricia Racette; “Vogliatemi bene”/Patricia Racette and Brandon Jovanovich