San Diego Opera: Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly stars Corrine Winters and the Company debut of tenor Adam Smith as Pinkerton. Madama Butterfly is passionate, poignant, and haunting, and features some of the greatest musical moments from the composer’s long career. It tells the tragic story of Cio-Cio San and her marriage to the American naval officer Pinkerton who treats their marriage as a distraction to tragic results. These performances also mark the centennial of the composer’s death. Making important Company debuts for these performances is mezzo-soprano Stephanie Doche as Suzuki and baritone Kidon Choi as Sharpless. They are joined by returning tenor Joel Sorensen. Maestro Yves Abel returns to lead these performances with the San Diego Symphony in the pit.