“Madama Butterfly” In-Concert at The Sembrich
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater Comes to Lake George
BOLTON LANDING, NY — “Madama Butterfly,” Puccini’s timeless tale of love and betrayal, comes to the intimacy of The Sembrich Opera Museum on Saturday, August 6th at 7:30 pm in a concert performance presented by the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater. Tickets are $35.
Director Nathan Troup oversees this drama of ill-fated love between a trusting young geisha girl and an American naval officer. Conductor Michael Sakir guides the audience through highlights of the work, interspersing narration between the musical segments. Puccini’s score, featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, will be sung in Italian with English titles by an ensemble cast of up-and-coming young artists.
Chinese soprano, Bei-Bei Guan, the recent winner of the prestigious Orpheus National Vocal Competition, portrays Cio-Cio-san, Madame Butterfly, opposite tenor Jon Jergens in the role of Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton. Korean baritone, Seung Hyeon Baek, takes on the part of Sharpless, the United States consul in Nagasaki. Mezzo-soprano Monica Soto-Gil, rounds out the quartet as Butterfly’s ever-faithful servant, Suzuki.
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater has gained acclaim during its nine seasons in Cambridge, NY, for its innovative productions featuring casts of talented young singers. Saturday’s performance at The Sembrich marks the second appearance by the troupe on Lake George.
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