"Patricia Racette delivered a stunning star performance in? Madama Butterfly? a riveting portrait of Puccini's heroine?" - Opera News
When LA Opera first unveiled Robert Wilson's striking production of Madama Butterfly, the stunning performances thrilled audiences and became the most talked about artistic event in town - for a memorable theatrical experience. Puccini's captivating and tragic masterpiece of love and betrayal finds new life and new meaning in broad, bold strokes.
The powerful and dramatic soprano Patricia Racette, in her Company debut, brings her unique vocal color to Cio-Cio-San - the trusting, young Japanese bride who commits herself to a man unworthy of her loyalty. Tenor Marcus Haddock is the American officer who recklessly breaks the heart of his young Japanese bride. Baritone Vladimir Chernov is the sympathetic consul whose early warnings of caution remain fatefully unheeded.
Added by thandi on October 21, 2005