The opera Madame Butterfly was presented successfully during Spring Season 2019, completely full in the two functions in the impressive Angela Peralta Theater, registering on the first day of the performance, more than one thousand 500 people, who were basic level students of primary and secondary.
The Municipal Instituto de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlan, presented the world-famous opera that for the first time with a cast produced in the Municipal Center of the Arts, where the main role of Madame Butterfly was played by María de Jesús Herrada; B. F. Pinkerton was played by Alejandro Yepes and Alejandro Pacheco; Rodolfo Ituarte and Mario Canela characterized Sharpless; Daniela Cortés and Mariela Angulo were Suzuki; José Lora and Miguel Valenzuela gave life to Bonzo, while Eduardo Tapia was the villainous Goro.
The Camerata Mazatlán, directed by Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda, was in charge of the music making the event majestic and also touching the sensitive fibers of the spectators who at all times were attentive to the show.
The plot is set in the early twentieth century, in the city of Nagasaki, tells the life of Cio-Cio San, who changes her name to Madame Butterfly and falls in love with the navigator BF Pinkerton, a character who was looking for a maiden who let go since he was married in a different country, but that relationship brought a child to the world. After the return of the sailor to Japan, a hard truth arrived, provoking the lack of love of the protagonist who sadly decides to take her own life.
Marsol Quiñonez Castro, Director General of the Institute of Culture, said she was happy with the response of the children, that for the first time in the last five years there was a full house for an opera event aimed at children and young people.
Roberto Rodríguez Lizárraga, director of the Mazatlán DIF System, said he was excited by the order and respect shown by the children and teenagers during the function, these being students of high schools Eti # 5, Federal # 2, Federal # 5, New Creation of Santa Teresa and Solidarity, in addition to the Primary School Valladolid.
Madame Butterfly will return to the stage on Wednesday, May 29, with two performances at 10 am and 12 noon, presentations that are already sold out. The second will be for seniors and people with different abilities.