*Tickets starting at $25.00 | Single tickets on sale August 5, 2014 at 9:30am
A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return.
Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.
Puccini himself loved Butterfly above all his heroines – her for whom I wrote music in the night. And what music! The score pours out lush melodies, infused with delicate Japanese harmonies – it is as ravishing as anything in opera!
CONDUCTOR Giuseppe Pietraroia
DIRECTOR Diana Leblanc
LIGHTING DESIGNER Alan Brodie
CHORUS MASTER Giuseppe Pietraroia
CIO-CIO-SAN Laura Whalen
PINKERTON Adam Luther
SUZUKI Arminè Kassabian
THE BONZE Jeremy Bowes
GORO James McLennan
With the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus