South Beach "Butterfly"

By Lawrence A. Johnson

In May, Miami Lyric Opera presented a startlingly good Lucia di Lammermoor, in a production that was well sung and dramatically compelling. Raffaele Cardone’s fledgling company will tackle a much greater challenge Saturday night with Puccini’s epic Madama Butterfly. The tragic love story of the teen geisha Cio Cio-San and her ill-fated love for the heartless American naval officer Pinkerton will be presented the next two weekends at the Colony Theater.

Bao-Guo Wang will portray the title role this Saturday with Daniela Carvalho as Butterfly on August 2. Jorge Antonio Pita is Pinkerton, with Emilia Acon as Suzuki, and Hugo Marcos as Sharpless, Jeff Eckstein conducting. Performance time is 8 p.m. Saturday at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Tickets are $30. Go to http://www.miamilyricopera.org/, call 305-674-1040, or purchase tickets at the box office.

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