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Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Cio Cio San and tenor Stefano Secco sings Pinkerton in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.



Article about the opera

Lt. B. F. Pinkerton:  Stefano Secco
Goro:   David Cangelosi
Suzuki:  Maryann McCormick
Sharpless:  Christopher Purves
Cio-Cio-San:  Patricia Racette
Imperial Commissioner:  Richard Ollarsaba
Official Registrar: Will Liverman
The Bonze:  David Govertsen
Prince Yamadori:  Anthony Clark Evans
Sorrow, Butterfly's child:  Tye Pauley
Kate Pinkerton:  Laura Wilde

CONDUCTOR:  Marco Armiliato
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black