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.

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.

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