FSCJ Artist Series: Madama Butterfly
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FSCJ Artist Series: Madama Butterfly

Feb 01, 2023 | 7:30 PM

The American naval captain B. F. Pinkerton, is exploring the world in the name of pleasure.“Life is not worth living if I can’t win the best and fairest of each country,” he declares.He sets his sights on the best and fairest of this land: the stunning Japanese beauty Cio-Cio-San.Pinkerton is fascinated by her exotic beauty and marries her on sight, while Cio-Cio-San,enthralled by his American ways and promise of a modern life in America, falls wholeheartedly in lovewith the stranger.But Pinkerton already has a foot out the door, looking forward to the day he will marry “a real wife, a wifefrom America.”Several years pass, and Cio-Cio-San waits faithfully for her husband’s return from distant shores. Longabandoned by her family,she is alone with her servant Suzuki and a living memento of her American love. She refuses all offers ofmarriage, singing of her great hope for the day Pinkerton will return. The faithful Suzuki triesin vain toconvince her to abandon hope. But when his ship comes in, Pinkerton is not alone. As dawn breaks,what will become of Butterfly’s great hope?


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