Madama Butterfly - Teatro La Fenice


Madama Butterfly
composed by Giacomo Puccini | libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
from Sat 10.09.2022 to Thu 22.09.2022
La Fenice Opera House
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Puccini’s most popular opera, this psychological drama explores the innermost being of the young protagonist while exalting the intense poetry of everything that is small. To a libretto by Illica and Giacosa based on the tale Madame Butterfly by John Luther Long and the Japanese tragedy Madame Butterfly by David Belasco. The set for this production is by the Japanese artist Mariko Mori and was part of the special events section of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

The performance lasts about 2hours and 40 minutes including one interval


La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Conductor Sesto Quatrini
Chorus Master Alfonso Caiani


Director Àlex Rigola
direction taken by Cecilia Ligorio
Sets & Costumes Mariko Mori
light designer Albert Faura
head design milliner by Kamo


Cio-Cio-San Monica Zanettin
Suzuki Manuela Custer
F.B. Pinkerton Vincenzo Costanzo
Sharpless Alberto Mastromarino
Goro Cristiano Olivieri
Il principe Yamadori Armando Gabba
Lo zio bonzo Christian Saitta

Kate Julie Mellor

Italian and English surtitles

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