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Madama Butterfly with the Eastern Opera of New Jersey

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Madama Butterfly by Puccini will be presented by Eastern Opera at the Brook Theater, May 11 at 8:00pm, May 12 at 3:00pm, May 18 at 8:00pm and May 19 at 3:00pm.  For information please visit the web site: http://www.easternopera.org or call 908-566-5708.
 
If you are new to Opera, this is the one to get you hooked!  The opera will be sung in English with beautiful costumes, sets and accompanied by a small orchestra conducted by Robert Butts, Ph.D. of Rockaway. The singers are Karole Lewis of Warren as Cio-Cio-San, Peter Lewis of Warren as Pinkerton, Danielle Horta of East Winsor as Suzuki, Minsu Park of Plainsboro as Sharpless, Ira Barth of Dover as Goro, Joseph Duran of Boontown as Imperial Commissioner, Jason Adamo of Jersey City as Bonzo and Yamadori, Jessica Esrig as Kate and the relatives include: Justyna Giermola, Jamie Klenetsky, Kimberly Lewis, Tom Loughman, Angela McGhee and Dmitri Zigrino.
 
Madama Butterfly is the tragic tale of love and betrayal resulting in death. Set in Nagasaki at the beginning of the twentieth century, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton visits Japan and takes Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) for his wife on one of his port excursions.  Never intending to keep his vows he returns to the US but promises Butterfly he will return when Red Robins nest.  After his departure back to US, Butterfly has his child and waits for his return.  After three long years, Butterfly remains faithful and steadfast. Pinkerton and his new wife return to Japan and are told about his son.  Butterfly is asked to give up her son and consents to release the child only to Pinkerton in half an hour. When all are gone, Butterfly kills herself.  With her final breath, she hears him crying out "Butterfly".
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