CT Virtuosi Orchestra --- Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm / Trinity-On-Main Arts Center / New Britain >> Buy Tickets --- Saturday, May 10, 7:30 pm / Hyde Cultural Center / Woodstock >> Buy Tickets --- Friday, May 16, 8:00 pm / Garde Arts Center / New London >> Buy Tickets --- Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm / MHS Arts Center / Middletown >> Buy Tickets --- Friday, May 30, 7:30 pm / NVCC Arts Center / Waterbury >> Buy Tickets"/>

MAY 9, 10, 16, 23, 30 – Puccini: Madama Butterfly

March 29, 2014 No Comments

Fully staged opera production with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra

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East and West collide with tragic results in Puccini’s opera about a trusting Japanese bride and the callous American naval officer who weds and abandons her. Highlights including Butterfly’s aria “Un bel dì,” the Flower Duet, and the famous Humming Chorus emerge from a sumptuous score which goes straight for the emotional jugular and seldom fails to reduce even the hardest hearts to tears.

Connecticut Lyric Opera concludes its acclaimed 2013-2014 season with a new production featuring an international cast of singers, the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Adrian Sylveen, stage direction by Antoni Sadlak Jaworski, and full sets and costumes. Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

 

Performances:

Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm / Trinity-On-Main Arts Center / New Britain >> Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 10, 7:30 pm / Hyde Cultural Center / Woodstock >> Buy Tickets

Friday, May 16, 8:00 pm / Garde Arts Center / New London >> Buy Tickets

Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm / MHS Arts Center / Middletown >> Buy Tickets

Friday, May 30, 7:30 pm / NVCC Arts Center / Waterbury >> Buy Tickets

 

Cast:

Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), soprano, Jurate Svedaite*, Kate Hardman**
*May 10, 16, 30    **May 9, 23
Suzuki, her maid, mezzo-soprano, Silvana Chu
B. F. Pinkerton, tenor, Daniel Juarez
Sharpless, baritone, Luke Scott
Goro, a matchmaker, tenor, Daniel Kamalic
Prince Yamadori, bari-tenor, Dean Murphy
The Bonze, Cio-Cio San’s uncle, bass, Ivan Conrad
The Imperial Commissioner, bass, Miguel Vasquez
The Registrar, bass, Hartley Horn
Cio-Cio San’s mother, mezzo-soprano, Giulia Francesca Sanford
The aunt, soprano, Kerry Gotschall
The cousin, soprano, Heather O’connor
Kate Pinkerton soprano, Janani Srindhar
Dolore (‘Sorrow’), Cio-Cio San’s, silent, Sofia Sylveen

Creative Team:

Artistic Director and Conductor, Adrian Sylveen
Stage Director, Antoni Sadlak Jaworski
Production Manager, Matthew Burry
Chorus Master, Dara Blackstone
Rehearsal Accompanists, Nathaniel Baker, Blake Hansen, Corbin Beisner
Set Designer, Chris Podkowiak
Technical Director, Tim O’Connor
Props Manager, Ruth Connors

 

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