Mika Shigematsu

Mika Shigematsu : CENTRAL CITY OPERA - Madama Butterfly (2010): Clip 4

Glimpses of Central City Opera's 2010 production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Based on a story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

Conductor: Matthew Halls
Director: Catherine Malfitano
Scenic Designer: Dany Lyne
Costume Designer: Dany Lyne
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Alison M. Mizerski-Hanks

Pinkerton: Chad Shelton
Cio-Cio-San: Yunah Lee
Suzuki: Mika Shigematsu
Sharpless: Grant Youngblood
Kate Pinkerton: Lindsey Anderson

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Translation (by supertitlist Thomas Getty):
Sacred souls of my ancestors!
Her sun has set!

We came this morning to find you alone.
We need your help at this difficult time.

What's the use?

I know there's no comfort for her sorrow,
but we must secure the child's future.

- These flowers poison my heart!
- That woman will take good care of the child.

- You want me to tell this to a mother?
- The room of our love is unchanged!

- Go speak to this good woman.
- The chill of death is in here!

Three years have gone by
and she counted every hour!

- Go to her. - I can't stay here!

Sharpless, I'll wait for you outside.