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Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Films | Italian | 6+ | 3hrs 10mins
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Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini

Opera Screening

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Estimated Run Time: 3 hours and 22 minutes

Madama Butterfly is a tragedy about the love between Pinkerton, a United Stated Navy lieutenant living in Japan, and the geisha Cio-Cio San. Cio-Cio San, who is also known as Madama Butterfly, is in love with Pinkerton and is ready to marry him. Though Pinkerton is infatuated with Madama Butterfy, he has to return to the United States for three years on duty. Butterfly sends word to Pinkerton that she gave birth to their son after he left Japan. She waits for her love to return, only to find out that Pinkerton has since married a woman named Kate with whom he would like to raise his son. Devastated at losing Pinkerton and her son, Madama Butterfly kills herself.  

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Production: Anthony Minghella

Set Designer: Michael Levine

Costume Designer: Han Feng

Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford

Choreographer: Carolyn Choa

Cast: Hui He (Cio-Cio San), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Andrea Carè (Pinkerton), and Paulo Szot (Sharpless)

Please Note this is an Opera Screening

Late Entry will not be permitted.

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