Michele Kidwell Gilbert and Dr. Gordon Joel Gilbert
Mirella Cimato in honor of Norman Smith
Marilyn J. Ward
June 21 through June 30
Cio-Cio San "Butterfly"
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Sahoko Sato Timpon
PERFORMED AT THE PALLADIUM THEATER
Sung in Italian with English projections above the stage.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Mark Sforzini
Cio-Cio San “Madama Butterfly” renounces her family and religion to be with Pinkerton, the man she loves. She is unwavering in her faith that Pinkerton will return to Japan to take his proper place as her husband and father to their child, but the American naval officer has his own cultural ideas of marriage. This ever-popular Puccini opera is one of Maestro Sforzini’s favorite scores to conduct and is one of the world’s great tragic operas. Prepare to be moved to the depths of your soul and bring your handkerchief.