Cio Cio San was sung by soprano Ermonela Jaho, who has made the character of Butterfly her own, living it with a rare intensity …in terms of conveying emotion, she is exceptional, possibly the best today in such a complex character.
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In this 2017 production, the Teatro Real’s director Mario Gas places the story in a 1930s film studio, narrating this moving drama from three simultaneous perspectives: the opera itself, the film being made of the opera, and its projection in black and white on a large screen. With tenor Jorge de León as Pinkerton, mezzo Enkelejda Shkosa as Suzuki and baritone Àngel Òdena as Sharpless. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.