Opened 3 Aug 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
With music by leading contemporary composer Michael Finnissy, responding to Puccini's iconic score, and a new libretto from Andrew G Marshall, the story is set thirty years after the end of the opera. Butterfly's son has journeyed to America in the hope of meeting his father for the first time. However, Pinkerton is now Governor of Georgia and is seeking re-election so the arrival of an illegitimate, mixed race son would be highly embarrassing. Will he reject or embrace his only child?