PERFORMANCE DATES

July 6 | 18 | 26 | 30 at 8 pm
July 10 | 12 | 14 | 16 | 20 | 24 | 28 | August 1 & 4 at 2:30 pm
Performed in the Central City Opera House

Madama Butterfly traces a young geisha’s life from her marriage to an American naval lieutenant at 15 years old, through determined motherhood, to an ultimate reclamation of self through her culture’s lethal code of honor. Audiences can rarely experience Puccini’s achingly beautiful opera in a venue as intimate as Central City Opera’s 550-seat jewel box theater.

Running time TBA
Sung in Italian with Supertitles in English


Madama Butterfly
Extras:

  • Free, pre-performance talks 45 minutes prior to every 2019 main stage opera, with the exception of July 30. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Opening Night Celebration: July 6
  • Boomer Bus add-on: July 24
  • Opera Bus add-on: July 10 & 14

Performing Artists

Raquel González

Raquel González

  • Soprano: Cio-Cio San, Madama Butterfly

  • Central City Opera:

    Central City Opera Debut

  • 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

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
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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