Sunday Opera: May 26 - Madama Butterfly from The Princeton Festival
The Princeton Festival returns to The Classical Network this Sunday (5/26 at 3 pm) with a production of Puccini's romantic masterpiece Madama Butterfly. Soprano Yulio Lysenko will sing Cio-Cio San and Lt. B.F. Pinkerton will be sung by tenor Matthew White. Other cast members including mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman as Suzuki, tenor anthony Webb as Goro the marriage broker, baritone Paul La Rose as Consul Sharpless and bass Wei Wu will be the Bonze.
Also performing are bass Chad Armstrong as Prince Yamadori and mezzo-soprano Kathleen Monson as Kate Pinkerton. Princeton Festival Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk will conduct. Glenn Smith will host this Sunday Opera broadcast.