Giacomo Puccini



Mar. 15, 17 & 19, 2019

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Mar. 23 & 24, 2019

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Mar. 29 & 31, 2019

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Be Tempted by heartbreak….

Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience.

Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the American naval officer who lovers her and leaves her.

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Running time: 2h 57m including intermission
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.


Cast & Crew

Adam Turner


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Richard Gammon


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Danielle Pastin


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Jonathan Tetelman

Lt. Pinkerton

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Kristen Choi

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Levi A. Hernandez


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Hidenori Inoue

The Bonze

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