Madame Butterfly

Who cannot live with honor must die with honor.

The heartbreaking tale of the beautiful young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San who gives up her heart and her heritage for an American sailor, only to be abandoned and betrayed.

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Dates: Friday, April 12, 2013 – 8pm
Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 2:30pm

Place: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage.

[box style=”rounded”]Once again The Blue Easel Club has created art work around the theme of one of our operas, Madame Butterfly. These works will be on display for the April 12 & 14 performances.[/box]

Nuts & Bolts Lecture: One hour prior to curtain.
David Morelock – former resident director, New Orleans Opera Association; former director, Loyola Opera Theatre
Nuts & Bolts is sponsored by 

Director: Tomer Zvulun

Conductor: Robert Lyall

Cio-Cio San (Madame Butterfly) – Maria Kanyova

B. F. Pinkerton – Bryan Hymel
Suzuki – Margaret Thompson
Sharpless – Jake Gardner
Goro – Casey Candebat
Bonze – Kenneth Weber
Yamadori – Jacob Penick
Kate Pinkerton – Caitlin Yadamec
Imperial Commissioner – Ivan Griffin
Official Registrar – Taylor Miller
Uncle Yakuside – Aaron Ambeau
Mother – Vickie Thomas
Aunt – Meg Frazier
Cousin – Cara Williams
Trouble – Kathleen Kania (Kanyova)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa



The Betty S. and James A. Noe Jr. Foundation