Opens June 3, 2023
NEW SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CO-PRODUCTION
By Giacomo Puccini
June 3–July 1, 2023
Starts at $31
Approximately 2 hours 41 minutes 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. Told through the eyes of Trouble, the son of Cio-Cio-San and Lt. B.F. Pinkerton, this unique production provides a new perspective on an age-old story.
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
SAT, JUN 3, 2023
TUE, JUN 6, 2023
FRI, JUN 9, 2023
SUN, JUN 18, 2023
WED, JUN 21, 2023
SAT, JUN 24, 2023
TUE, JUN 27, 2023
SAT, JUL 1, 2023
"Karah Son sings Cio-Cio-San with a pure sound of rounded beauty, which is, by turn, caressing and thrilling, achieving searing power in climactic notes with never a hint of stridency."
-The Sydney Herald
“[Michael] Fabiano’s vocal grandeur — now sweeping and impassioned, now delicately pointed — had a way of carrying everything along with him.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
"[Lucas] Meachem is a physically commanding performer with a voice to match; he uses it with lots of variety and color."
-Santa Fe New Mexican
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.
* San Francisco Opera Debut
June 3, 6, 9, 18, 21, 24, 27; July 1, 2023
Previous performances of Madame Butterfly can be found in our Archive.
New San Francisco Opera co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation, Semperoper Dresden, and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen
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
Made Possible By
This production is made possible, in part, by Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; Margareta and Staffan Encrantz; Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.