MB_banner_EN_Opera LyraOpera Lyra Ottawa Presents:


By Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

April 19, 21, 23, & 26, 2014

8:00 PM
National Arts Centre
Southam Hall

One of the most famous and beautiful operas of all time, Madama Butterfly is set in Japan in the late 1880’s.  It tells the hauntingly tragic tale of a young woman who is known as Madama Butterfly. She falls in love with and marries an American naval officer, a love that ultimately leads to tragic consequences.

Cast Listing and Characters

Cio-Cio San – Shu-Ying Li

Pinkerton – Antoine Belanger

Sharpless – James Westman

Suzuki – Arminè Kassabian

Goro – Joseph Hu

Bonze – Valerian Ruminski

Yamadori – Gene Wu

Imperial Commisioner – Brian Wehrle

Conductor – Tyrone Paterson

Chorus Master –  Laurence Ewashko
Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Estimated performance time: 3 hours
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