Santa Fe Opera
"Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini
Review by David Gregson to appear in late August.
Sung in Italian
Cio-Cio-San, Madame Butterfly – Kelly Kaduce
Suzuki – Elizabeth DeShong
B. F. Pinkerton – Brandon Jovanovich
Sharpless – James Westman
Goro – Keith Jameson
The Bonze – Harold Wilson
Conductor – Antony Walker
Director – Lee Blakeley
Scenic Designer – Jean-Marc Puissant
Costume Designer – Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer – Rick Fisher
The season opens with a new production of Madame Butterfly, perhaps the most beloved of all operas, which has not been staged here in more than ten years. Kelly Kaduce returns as Puccini’s heartfelt heroine Cio-Cio-San, joined by Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and Brandon Jovanovich as Pinkerton. Antony Walker and Lee Blakeley make their Santa Fe debuts as conductor and stage director.
"From the pictures I have seen, this does not immediately appear to be a radical staging of the opera. But certain details make it look somewhat fresh — and very Santa Fe."
From an Opera West fan.