Puccini's Madama Butterfly at West Bay Opera

Presented by West Bay Opera

WBO's Madama Butterfly - FInal Scene

In the early 1900s, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails into Nagasaki. A young naval officer marries a Japanese girl, then leaves her, pregnant with his son, and returns years later with a "real" American wife, to take away the child. Puccini's most moving and beautiful score.  Presented fully staged, with orchestra and chorus and period costumes and sets, and a stellar cast at the 400-seat Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, an ideal venue for live opera.  Only four performances. See also the separate listing for the October 5, 2023, 7:00 p.m. FREE Preview with Piano.

City: Palo Alto
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Program Items

Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly


Toni Marie Palmertree Cio Cio San
Tom Mulder Pinkerton
Mariya Kaganskaya Suzuki
Daniel Cilli Sharpless
Arthur Wu Goro
Alexander Hahn Bonzo
Michael Orlinsky Yamadori/Commissario
Nia Lewis Kate
José Luis Moscovich Conductor
Richard Harrell Stage Director

Lucie Stern Community Theater

Lucie Stern Community Theater

1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States