Cio-Cio-San

Cio-Cio-San

deserted by family for renouncing her religion. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Westerman, 357]

Cio-Cio-San

believes marriage to Pinkerton is real. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Westerman, 357]
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I was due to play Cio-Cio-San in the production and was lucky enough to see Cheryl Barker play the role.
It's the classic, tragic Italian opera by Puccini, in which Lieutenant Pinkerton has left Japan and his wife Cio-Cio-San to return to America.
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.
Cheryl Barker gave an emotional and poignant performance as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San.
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.
Madam Butterfly is the story of the 15-year-old geisha Cio-Cio-San who catches the eye of US naval officer Lieut Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton and then forsakes family and traditions to marry him.
Meanwhile oriental weepie Madam Butterfly features Amanda Roocroft, returning as Cio-Cio-San - a role she won critical acclaim for in 2007, and American tenor Russell Thomas as Pinkerton.
Cio-Cio-San, the Butterfly of the title, is one of opera's great roles, demanding a spectrum of emotion and a voice that can handle a substantial amount of demanding singing.
Next year at the Santa Fe Opera, she's set to tackle Janacek's Kat'a Kabanova for the first time, and in 2004 at the Houston Grand Opera she will sing her first Cio-Cio-San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
Madama Butterfly is the heartbreaking story about a beautiful Japanese girl, Cio-Cio-San, who falls for a US Navy officer, Lt Pinkerton, with tragic consequences.