PERFORMANCE DATES

All dates performed at the Central City Opera House

Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28; August 1, 4
Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 6, 18, 26, 30

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
Running time: TBA

Boomer Bus add on available: July 24
Opera Bus add on available: July 10, 14

Free pre-performance talks before every main stage opera in Central City during the 2019 Festival

Join a member of the artistic staff for a free, short opera preview 45 minutes prior to each performance of Madama Butterfly* or Billy Budd at the Williams Stables Theater (just across Eureka Street from the Opera House).

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

*Note, does not include the Nina Odeschalchi Family Matinee performance of Madama Butterfly on July 30, which has a narrator’s preview before each act.

Performing Artists

Raquel González

Raquel González

  • Soprano

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly

  • Recently:

    Mimi, La bohème, Opera Tampa; Violetta, La traviata, Opera on the James; Tatyana, Eugene Onegin, Atlanta Opera

Annie Rosen

Annie Rosen

  • Mezzo-soprano: Suzuki, Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    La Ciesca, Gianni Schicchi, 2011; La marchande, Les mamelles de Tirésias, 2011

    Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

  • Recently:

    Adalgisa, Norma, Utah Opera; Brother, The Scarlet Ibis, Chicago Opera Theater; Laura, Iolanta, Chicago Opera Theater

Cody Austin

Cody Austin

  • Tenor: Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    Larry/Matt, The Face on the Barroom Floor, 2006; Sam, The Ballad of Baby Doe, 2006

    Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

  • Recently:

    Alfred, Die Fledermaus, Opera Tampa; Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly, Pittsburgh Opera and Greensboro Opera; Don José, Carmen, Sarasota Opera

Troy Cook

Troy Cook

  • Baritone: Sharpless, Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    Germont, La traviata, 2015; Captain von Trapp, The Sound of Music, 2014; Gaylord Ravenal, Show Boat, 2013

    Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

  • Recently:

    Marcello, La bohème, Opera Philadelphia; Father Palmer, Silent Night, Austin Opera and Minnesota Opera; Rodrigo, Don Carlo, Washington National Opera

  • Contact:
  • Website
  • Agent's Website
Joseph Gaines

Joseph Gaines

  • Tenor: Goro, Madama Butterfly & Squeak, Billy Budd

  • Central City Opera:

    Kaspar, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2015; Basilio, Le nozze di Figaro, 2014; Howard Boucher, Dead Man Walking, 2014

  • Recently:

    Monostatos,The Magic Flute, Utah Opera; Pang, Turandot, San Diego Opera; Dan Leno, Elizabeth Cree, Opera Philadelphia

     

     

  • Contact:
  • Website
  • Agent's Website

Production Team

Adam Turner

Adam Turner

  • Conductor: Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    Conductor, Carmen, 2017 and Man of La Mancha, 2015; Associate Conductor, 2011-12, 2014

  • Recently:

    Conductor, Three Decembers, San Diego Opera; Conductor, Eugene Onegin, Intermountain Opera Bozeman; Artistic Director, Virginia Opera

  • Contact:
  • Website
Alison Moritz

Alison Moritz

  • Director: Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    Director, Gallantry, 2017; Cabildo, 2017; Studio Scenes Programs 2016-2017

  • Recently:

    Director, Taking Up Serpents (World Premiere), Washington National Opera; Director, La bohème, Austin Opera; Director, Candide, Tanglewood Music Festival

Full Production Credits

Conductor Adam Turner
Director Alison Moritz
 
Cast Credits
Cio-Cio San Raquel González
Suzuki Annie Rosen
Pinkerton Cody Austin
Sharpless Troy Cook
Goro Joseph Gaines

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