KTEP - El Paso, Texas

September 13, 2013

Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly
Grand Liceu Theatre, Barcelona

Liceu Orchestra and Chorus
Josep Pons, conductor

CAST:  Hui He (Butterfly); Roberto Alagna (Pinkerton); Jossie Pérez (Suzuki); Giovanni Meoni (Sharpless); Vicente Ombuena (Goro); Roberto Accurso (Prince Yamadori); Levgueni Orlov (The Bonze); Joan Josep Ramos (Yakuside ); Claudia Schneider (Kate Pinkerton); Theodore Rulfs (Imperial Commisioner)

A much-loved masterpiece, Puccini’s Butterfly combines an exotic setting with true, verismo passions, in a cautionary tale warning that the meeting of divergent cultures can lead to both rich rewards, and tragic misunderstanding.