Madame Butterfly

2010

By Giacomo Puccini

On a flowering terrace above Nagasaki harbor, U.S. Navy Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton inspects the house he has leased from a marriage broker, Goro, who has just procured him three servants and a geisha wife, Cio-Cio-San, known as Madame Butterfly. To the American consul, Sharpless, who arrives breathless from climbing the hill, Pinkerton describes the carefree philosophy of a sailor roaming the world in search of pleasure. At the moment, he is enchanted with the fragile Cio-Cio-San, but his 999-year marriage contract contains a monthly renewal option. When Sharpless warns that the girl may not take her vows so lightly, Pinkerton brushes aside such scruples, saying he will one day marry a “real” American wife.

Cast Members

In order of appearance

Stephen Rumph

Lt. Pinkerton, US Navy

Karl Marx Reyes

Goro, a marriage broker

Sarah Mattox

Suzuki, her servant

Charles Robert Stephens

Sharpless, US Consul

Christina Kowalski

Cio-Cio-San, Madame Butterfly

Kristine Gibbons

Cousin

Betsy Senff

Mother

Paul Gauger

Uncle Yakuside

Celie Thomas

Aunt

Eric Hall

Imperial Commissioner

Robert Slabonik

The Registrar

Richard Riddell

The Bonze, Cio-Cio-San’s Uncle

Woong Kim

Prince Yamodori

Beth Wallace

Kate Pinkerton