Opera Philadelphia


Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

New Production
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacose and Luigi Illica
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Karen Chia-ling Ho and Anthony Ciaramitaro bring Puccini's achingly beautiful score to life as the young geisha Cio-Cio-San and U.S. Navy Lt. Pinkerton. Anthony Clark Evans, who impressed in the title role of Rigoletto, returns as Sharpless, with mezzo Kristen Choi (The Raven) as Suzuki and tenor Julius Ahn as Goro. 

MapThe Academy of Music

Dates are Apr - May 2024.

Fri, Apr 26 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 28 2:00 p.m.
Fri, May 3 8:00 p.m.
Sun, May 5 2:00 p.m.

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.

Maestro Corrado Rovaris' engagement as the Jack Mulroney Music Director has been made possible by Mrs. John P. Mulroney.

Cast & Creative Team

Corrado Rovaris
Corrado RovarisConductor
Aria Umezawa
Aria UmezawaDirector
Karen Chia-ling Ho
Karen Chia-ling Ho *Cio-Cio-San
Anthony Ciaramitaro
Anthony Ciaramitaro *Pinkerton
Anthony Clark Evans
Anthony Clark EvansSharpless
Kristen Choi
Kristen ChoiSuzuki
Julius Ahn
Julius AhnGoro
Kyle Miller
Kyle Miller *Yamadori
Suchan Kim
Suchan Kim *The Bonze
Anne Marie Stanley
Anne Marie Stanley *Kate Pinkerton
André Chiang
André Chiang *The Imperial Commissioner
  • Yuki Izumihara * Scenic Designer
  • Yuka Uehara * Costume Designer
  • Connie Yun * Lighting Design
  • Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
Giacomo Puccini

The Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, born on December 22, 1858, started the operatic trend toward realism with his popular works, which are among the most often performed in opera history. But the fame and fortune that came with such successes as La bohèmeMadame Butterfly and Tosca were complicated by an often-troubled personal life. Read more>>

Chat with Guest Services