Love waits for no one.
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.
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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.
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This production originally made possible by John A. Cook