Performance Dates

INtimately experienced, Puccini’s classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind its epic score. Conceived and directed by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson, this profoundly arresting new version, stripped of the distancing artifice and exoticism of the original, returns to the structure of the source play that inspired overwhelming music. Performed by two brilliant young casts, one in English and one Italian, audiences can choose how to witness this unique experience of breath-taking opera as intimately dynamic theater. Local composer and pianist Jessica Krash leads the performances. Ancillary events include a panel discussion on race and opera, and how to approach a problematic canon.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
75 minutes


Pinkerton (English)
Pinkerton (Italian)
Cio-Cio San (Italian)
Cio-Cio San (English)

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Musical Director
Lighting Designer
Adapted By
Adapted From
Madame Butterfly