With trusting naivety, Cio-Cio-San
believes with all her heart that her beloved American Lieutenant will return to marry her and raise their child - only to be betrayed.
Unfolding with the lyric beauty of Puccini's music, the heart-wrenching story of the butterfly-like geisha, Cio-Cio-San
has a powerful impact.
On May 3, one of the most promising Italian conductors of his generation Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli, will conduct the immortal Puccini masterpiece "Madama Butterfly" alongside soprano Silvana Froli, who will play the main role of Cio-Cio-San
. Official singer of "Festival Puccini" in Torre del Lago, Tuscany, as a soloist Froli took part in various concerts and operas in Italy and abroad.
ALADY in a black trouser suit walks onto the stage ahead of curtain up and announces: "Anne Sophie Duprels, playing the part of Cio-Cio-San
, has a bad cold..."
A LADY in a black trouser suit walks on to the stage ahead of curtain up and announces: "Anne Sophie Duprels, playing the part of Cio-Cio-San
, has a bad cold..."
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: ????
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.