Madama Butterfly

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Location
Festival de Glyndebourne
Duration
2:45
Interval
1
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English,
French
Opera
Giacomo Puccini
Musical direction
Omer Meir Wellber
Stage direction
Annilese Miskimmon

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Madama Butterfly
Photo credit
© Robbie Jack

Main informations

When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Madama Butterfly poster
Artistic team

Opera in three acts (1904)
Music / Giacomo Puccini
Libretto / Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Musical direction / Omer Meir Wellber
Stage direction / Annilese Miskimmon
Sets and costumes / Nicky Shaw
Lighting design / Mark Jonathan
Movement Director / Kally Lloyd-Jones
Videography / Ian William Galloway

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast

Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) / Olga Busuioc
Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton / Joshua Guerrero
Suzuki / Elizabeth DeShong
Sharpless / Michael Sumuel
Goro / Carlo Bosi
Bonze / Oleg Budaratskiy
Prince Yamadori / Simon Mechlinski
La cousine / Jennifer Witton
La mère de Cio-Cio San / Eirlys Myfanwy Davies
Yakuside, l’oncle / Adam Marsden
La tante / Shuna Scott Sendall
Le commissaire impérial / Michael Mofidian
L’officier de l’état civil / Jake Muffett
Kate Pinkerton / Ida Ränzlöv
Sorrow / Rupert Wade

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