Debut at San Diego Opera in ‘Madama Butterfly’
J’Nai Bridges sings the role of Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, April 16, 19, 22 & 24 in her premiere appearance with San Diego Opera. Her previous portrayal of the role at Wolftrap Opera garnered acclaim from audiences and critics alike:
“… J’Nai Bridges, a mezzo who won the Marian Anderson Award in 2012, a distinctive Suzuki with a sizable and lovely voice.” (Washington Post)
Performances take place at the San Diego Civic Theatre, and also feature a cast including Latonia Moore in the title role; Teodor Ilincăi as Pinkerton, and Anthony Clark Evans as Sharpless. Yves Abel leads from the pit for this Garnett Bruce staged production. There are several ancillary events surrounding this production, including a post-opening night cast party as well as the ‘Stars in the Salon’ event. Additional details can be found at the following link.