Olympia Theater at Gusman Center. June 23 at 8:00 p.m. and June 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Lieutenant Pinkerton an American Navy Officer opportunistically engages a marriage broker to find him a house and a wife. A 15-year-old young Geisha, named Butterfly was introduced to him who fell immediately in love to Pinkerton converted to Christianity and banishes her relatives from their lives. After a typical marriage Pinkerton departs and promises, untruly, to return “when the robins nest again.”
In the meantime Butterfly has a child she names Trouble – meaning Joy. Three year have passed when Pinkerton returns to Nagasaki with his American wife who intents to recuperate the child. Pinkerton realizes the damage done to Butterfly but is too late. Lonely she kills herself to “die with honor”.
The cast of Miami Lyric Opera’s Madama Butterfy – under the artistic direction of Raffaele Cardone – includes Daniella Carvalho as Cio Cio San, Jorge Raymundo Antomarchi as Pinkerton, Graham Fandrei as Sharpless, Lissette Jimenez as Suzuki, Eduardo Valdez as Goro, Diego Baner as Bonzo, Ismael Gonzalez as the Comisario, among other group of fine singers. Jeff Eckstein will conduct the orchestra and Pablo Hernandez will be chorus master.
Admission is $45, $35 and $25. Students with ID pay $25 at the Box Office. Tickets are available at Gusman Center Box Office, online www.gusmancenter.org and www.miamilyricopera.org. Further information is available at 305.374.2444 and 305.674.1040.
Miami Lyric Opera at Olympia Theater
at Gusman Center
174 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131