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Mika Shigematsu as Suzuki, Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton, Kelly Kaduce as Cio-Cio-San in the Minnesota Opera production of Madame Butterfly
music by Giacomo Puccini
libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
based on the play by David Belasco (1900)
world premiere
 
Creative Team:
production - Colin Graham
conductor - Michael Christie †
stage director - E. Reed Fisher
set designer - Neil Patel
costume designer - David C. Woolard
lighting designer - Robert Denton
original lighting designer - Mark McCullough
assistant conductor - Clinton Smith ††
 
The Cast:
Cio-Cio-San [Madame Butterfly] - Kelly Kaduce *, Yunah Lee **
Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton - Arturo Chacón-Cruz *, Brian Jagde **
Suzuki, Butterfly's maid - Mika Shigematsu *, Victoria Vargas **
Sharpless, U.S. Consul at Nagasaki - Levi Hernandez *, Andrew Wilkowske **
Goro, a marriage broker - John Robert Lindsey
The Bonze, Butterfly's uncle - Joseph Beutel
Kate Pinkerton - Angela Mortellaro
Imperial Commissioner; Prince Yamadori - Gabriel Preisser
Official Registrar - A. J. Glueckert
Butterfly's relatives, friends, servants - company
* performs April 14, 17, 19, 21
** performs April 15, 18, 20, 22
† conducts April 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21
†† conducts April 20, 22

Photo © Michal Daniel, 2012