The San Francisco Opera has announced their 2013-2014 season. Patricia Racette will lead the season opening with Mefistofele as well as with Showboat and Madama Butterfly. Ramon Vargas, Dolora Zajick, Ildar Abdrazakov, Isabel Leonard, and Bryn Terfel also make up the lineup.
Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini) - Patricia Racette, Brian Jagde, Elizabeth DeShong, Brian Mulligan; Nicola Luisotti/ Giuseppe Finzi, conductor; Leslie Swackhamer, director; Jun Kaneko, production and costume designer; Ian Robertson, chorus director. June 15 (m), 18, 21, 24, 27, July 3, 6 (m), 9.