May 20, 26, June 1, 3(m), 7, 11, 14(m), 24
A Japanese geisha. An American soldier. Their attraction is immediate, but their love story can’t last. When their union results in a child, Cio-Cio-San is forced to do whatever it takes to protect her son’s future. Set to breathtaking music, this timeless opera pays powerful, wrenching tribute to a mother’s love.
Soprano Rena Harms makes an important OTSL debut in the title role, joined by tenor Michael Brandenburg (Pinkerton) and baritone Christopher Magiera (Sharpless).
The June 3 production of Madame Butterfly will be conducted by Roberto Kalb.