Madama Butterfly (2001)

   
 
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa
and Luigi Illica
after the play by David Belasco

Sung in Italian

Conducted by Michael Morgan
Directed by Olivia Stapp
Set Design by Giulio Cesare Perrone
  Performances:
Evening: Jul. 14, 16, 18, 20; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 22; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA



Cast (in order of appearance):

Lt. B. F. Pinkerton: Leonardo Villeda*
Goro: Christopher Fernandez
Suzuki: Buffy Baggott
Sharpless: Philip Skinner
Cio-Cio San: Guiping Deng*
Imperial Commissioner: Harold Shillito*
Registrar: John Anderle*
Bonze: Kirk Eichelberger*
Prince Yamadori: Jason Detwiler*
Cio-Cio-San's Child: Julian Hornick*
Kate Pinkerton: Carol Kessler*

* Festival Opera debut


Madama Butterfly
Sharpless (Philip Skinner) and Lt.
Pinkerton (Leonardo Villeda).
Photo by Natalie Lane
Madama Butterfly
Cio-Cio San (Guiping Deng) and her
son (Julian Hornick) await Pinkerton's
return.
Photo by Natalie Lane
Madama Butterfly
Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Photo by Natalie Lane
Madama Butterfly
Suzuki (Buffy Baggott) and Butterfly spot
Pinkerton's ship as it enters the harbor.
Photo by Natalie Lane