Madama Butterfly is in 3 acts and is sung in Italian with English and Chinese surtitles . The opera is set in Nagasaki, Japan, year 1904. A US Naval officer, B. F. Pinkerton marries a 15-year old Japanese wife, Cio Cio San out of convenience and left her to return to America. Three years later, Cio Cio San is still waiting for Pinkerton to return. The American consul, Sharpless brought news that Pinkerton is returning to Japan but can't bear to tell her that he is returning with his American wife. Cio Cio San was overjoyed with the news and revealed that she has given birth to a child after Pinkerton left. A story of love and heartbreak. A Puccini master piece.