Excerpt from Madama Butterfly, Decca 452 5942.
Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Tullio Serafin, conductor. Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Enzo Sordello.

Love waits for no one.

The story of the young geisha Cio-Cio San, her devotion to her American husband, and her subsequent heartbreak, unfold to Puccini’s exquisite score in one of the world’s best-loved operas. 

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OCTOBER 10 to 31, 2014

On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 37 minutes including one 25 minute intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

Conductor: Patrick Lange
Director: Brian Macdonald
Set and Costume Designer: Susan Benson
Lighting Designer: Michael J. Whitfield
Chorus Master: Sandra Horst

Cio-Cio San: Patricia Racette* / Kelly Kaduce+
Pinkerton: Stefano Secco**/ Andrea Carè++
Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong
Sharpless: Dwayne Croft* / Gregory Dahl+

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

*  Oct. 10, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30
+  Oct. 11, 19, 22, 26, 28, 31
*Oct. 10, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 30
++ Oct. 11, 19, 22, 28, 31

A Canadian Opera Company production

Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki (far left, background), Kelly Kaduce as Cio-Cio San and Andrea Carè as Pinkerton (foreground) in the Canadian Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly, 2014. Photo: Michael Cooper.

This production originally made possible by John A. Cook

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