Portland, February 1st. The Portland Opera production of Giacomo Puccini well-loved work, Madame Butterfly, is getting rave reviews. Madame Butterfly stars Kelly Kaduce as Cio-Cio-San with Roger Honeywell as Pinkerton. (Photo credit: ©Portland Opera/Cory Weaver.)
Here’s a link to the YouTube video of Madame Butterfly. It will break your heart–Kelly Kaduce is just amazing! The whole company is world-class! This video is worth watching if you love opera.
From Portland Opera.
When the American naval officer stepped onto that foreign land, he should have known. And if he didn’t, the simple sincerity of Cio-Cio-San’s tender voice should have told him. To be careful. That she would believe his every word. That she was delicate, like … like a butterfly.
But he didn’t. And in that suddenly changed world plays out one of the most emotional and unforgettable of all operas.
Feb 3, 2012
Friday 7:30 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm
Puccini at his best! Music so powerful, so achingly beautiful, that it has never failed to wring the tears and win the hearts of audiences throughout the world!
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Performances held at the Keller Auditorium. Estimated running time 3 hours, 15 minutes
|Prince Yamadori / Registrar||André Chiang|
|The Bonze||Gustav Andreassen|
|Kate Pinkerton||Caitlin Mathes|
|Stage Director||Christian Smith|
With members of the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus