Director: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier; Composer: Puccini; Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Renato Balsadonna; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Ermonela Jaho, Ana Maria Martinez
Puccini's score is one of his best, and tells the story of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart.
When Pinkerton returns after three years away, and demands that their young son comes to live with his new wife in America, the opera moves to its powerful and tragic conclusion.
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