Saturday, October 12, 2 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library
Puccini''s heartbreaking tragedy comes to Lyric in a breathtakingly beautiful production. Family, fortune, and honor&mdash the geisha Cio-Cio San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure. This lecture is led by Chicago Lyric Opera''s Roy Fisher.