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The Lieutenant Pinkerton of the United State Navy, on duty in Japan, will
marry with Butterfly, a geisha, known as Ciò Ciò San. Sharpless, The United
State Consul notices that Pinkerton doesn’t take seriously this marriage as
well as Butterfly than he tries to dissuade him but he cannot succeed.
Butterfly and Pinkerton marries in a wedding ceremony planed by
matchmaker Goro. Ciò Ciò San is now Butterfly. Butterfly is ready to devote
herself to Pinkerton and she secretly converts from her religion to
Christianity one day before her marriage. Bonzo, the priest uncle of Butterfly
comes to wedding ceremony than declares the truth to everyone and he
condemns her. Madama Butterfly who is refused by all her relatives, finds
peace with Pinkerton’s love although she is very sad.
It has been long time since Pinkerton has gone from Nagasaki and he has
promised to come back. Madama Butterfly is still waiting his return with her
The Consul Sharpless and Suzuki want to convince her not to wait for
Pinkerton but Madama Butterfly doesn’t listen to them. After Pinkerton’s
departure, Butterfly finds out that she is pregnant soon she gives birth to a
boy and she believes that Pinkerton will return.
After three years the cannon fire from the Harbor of Nagasaki announces
the arrival of Pinkerton’s ship, Abraham Lincoln, which will change
everything for Madama Butterfly who never gives up waiting for Pinkerton.