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Young Japanese girl Cio-Cio-San (Anne Sophie Duprels) marries and falls in love with US naval officer, Lieutenant Pinkerton (Merunas Vitulskis) who has purchased the right to marry her and, unlike his bride, sees the marriage as a temporary arrangement.
Albery's production as a whole, and especially Anne Sophie Duprels' remarkable and unsparing performance as Cio-Cio-San Artist: Opera North Production: Madama Butterfly Venue: Grand Theatre, Leeds Review by: Ron Simpson Rating: ?
MUnashamedly borrowing from the Puccini opera, Boublil and Schonberg, the show's authors, have busily reconstructed a modern-day version where Lieutenant Pinkerton (in the Puccini original) is transposed into a character called Chris, an American serviceman fighting in Vietnam, and Cio-Cio-San becomes a brothel worker called Kim.
She studied voice and made her Montreal Festival debut as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (1952), and her Canadian Opera Company debut as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butteifly (1953).
Composed in 1903, Madam Butterfly tells the story of the love affair between American Lieutenant Pinkerton and the Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, also called Madam Butterfly.
I put transfer fabric and paint it Leith " Standing next to Barbara is a tailor's dummy on which hangs the now painted garment - and it is only one of a whole suite of outfits needed for Cio-Cio-San through the various scene changes.
Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all her passionate commitment to her role of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt.
Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt.
I was due to play Cio-Cio-San in the production and was lucky enough to see Cheryl Barker play the role.
Madama Butterfly is the story of Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly), a 15-year-old Japanese geisha, and American navy Lieutenant BF Pinkerton, who marries her simply for his own entertainment, with every intention of later abandoning her.
When the curtain rises on the familiar sepia coloured set with its painted over-hanging blossom and sliding panels to let figures in and out of the house, it evokes a perfect backdrop for the story of Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly), who lives for love, and her descent into broken-hearted agony.
French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in the role of Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything for the love of a visiting US naval officer.