Òpera a Catalunya Announces Cast Change for ‘Madama Butterfly’

By Francisco Salazar

Òpera a Catalunya has announced a cast change for its production of “Madama Butterfly.”

The company said that Hiroko Morita will no longer perform the role of Cio-Cio San. As a result, Tina Gorina and Carmen Solís share the role of “Madama Butterfly.”

Gorina is a Spanish soprano who has performed at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Théâtre L’Archipel, Teatro Principal of Castellón, and Auditori de Cornellá, Barcelona, among others. Solís has performed at the Teatro Real, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Maestranza, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The two sopranos join a cast that includes Enrique Ferrer, Manel Esteve, and Anna Tobella. “Madama Butterfly” opens on Feb. 15 and runs through Feb. 26, 2023.