by Giacomo Puccini
is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures, which resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.
With its exquisitely simple set and costumes, this emotionally direct and subtle production by Tim Albery is devastating in its impact, as Butterfly’s dawning realisation of the harsh reality of her circumstances leads inexorably to a final act of despair.
French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in this production in the role of Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry a U.S. Naval Officer, yet is cruelly discarded when he returns to his ‘real’ life in America. She is joined for this revival by Lithuanian tenor Merunas Vitulskis, making his UK and Opera North debut as Pinkerton.
Language Sung in Italian with English titles
Audio described performance: Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Touch tour: Thu 22 Mar, 6.15pm
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Cio-Cio-San Anne Sophie Duprels
Pinkerton Merunas Vitulskis
Sharpless Peter Savidge
Suzuki Ann Taylor
Goro Joseph Shovelton
Kate Pinkerton Katie Bird
Bonze Dean Robinson
Prince Yamadori Christopher Nairne
Conductor Martin Pickard
Director Tim Albery
Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Designer Ana Jebens
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford