April 5 & 7, 2013 • 8 pm Fri and 2 pm Sun
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Christopher Wilkins, conductor • Robert Swedberg, director
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Butterfly, a beautiful young geisha, sacrifices her family, her religion, and ultimately her life for an American World War II naval officer, Lieutenant Pinkerton. He takes her as his bride for convenience, with no intention of bringing her home to America. The sweeping emotional power of Puccini’s music is unsurpassed in all of opera.