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Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

30 Jun, 24 - 22 Jul, 24

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Musical conductor: Nicola Luisotti y Luis Miguel Méndez | Stage direction: Damiano Michieletto | Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

The poignant story of love, loss, betrayal and sacrifice from one of the public's favourite operas continues to captivate audiences, although with a contemporary eye it can be seen as a very raw story about the young geisha. Damiano Michieletto moves Madama Butterfly to a slum in an oriental city. As Cio-Cio San, the voices of Saioa Hernández, Aleksandra Kurzak will alternate under the baton of Damiano Michieletto.


The Japanese civil code of 1898 – the Horei– established a legal framework which governed diverse aspects of public life as part of the libretto of Madama Butterfly. These include marriage, family rejection, divorce, or adoption. Imperialism, mixed race, and xenophobia are also elements of a narrative harness which navigates the well-mannered and acquiescent Oriental clichés of the preceding century while integrating the story of Cio-Cio San in a few coordinates of realism.

The finesse of Puccini’s score   - in whose music authentic Japanese melodies resonate: «Izuki Uta», «Echigo-Jishi», «Sakurá», «Miyasan, Miyasan» or the Japanese national anthem «Kimi ga yo»– softens the edges of the drama without dismissing its tragic and sordid base, to construct what is probably the composer’s most well-done and profound feminine portrait. Along this line, Damiano Michieletto moves the action to a modern marginal neighbourhood of a big Asian city as a denunciation of a reality - sexual tourism - which lies at the heart of this iconic opera.


Tragedia giapponese in three acts

Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the theatre play Madama Butterfly, by David Belasco, inspired at the same time, by a story written by John Luther Long

Premiere at Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 17 February 1904

Premiere at the Teatro Real on 20 November 1907

Production from Teatro Regio Torino


Artistic team

Musical conductor: Nicola Luisotti-30 jun; 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 jul

                                 Luis Miguel Méndez: 5, 11, 17 jul

Stage direction: Damiano Michieletto

Set design: Paolo Fantin

Costumes: Carla Teti

Lighting: Marco Filibeck

Chorus master: José Luis Basso


Cast

Reparto 

Cio-Cio-San: Saioa Hernández __ 30 jun; 4, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 jul

                       Ailyn Pérez __ 1, 7, 10, 16, 21 jul

                       Lianna Haroutounian __3, 9, 14, 18 jul

                       Aleksandra Kurzak __ 5, 11, 17 jul

Suzuki: Silvia Beltrami __ 30 jun; 4, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 jul

              Nino Surguladze __ 1, 7, 10, 16, 21 jul

             Gemma Coma-Alabert __ 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18 jul

F.B. Pinkerton: Matthew Polenzani __ 30 jun; 4, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 jul

                          Charles Castronovo __ 1, 7, 10, 16, 21 jul

                          Michael Fabiano __ 3, 9, 14, 18 jul

                          Leonardo Capalbo __ 5, 11, 17 jul

Sharpless: Lucas Meachem __ 30 jun; 4, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 jul

                   Gerardo Bullón __ 1, 3, 7, 10, 14, 16, 18, 21 jul

                   Luis Cansino __ 5, 9, 11, 17 jul

Goro: Mikeldi Atxalandabaso __ 30 jun; 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22 jul

           Moisés Marín __ 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 21 jul

El príncipe Yamadori: Tomeu Bibiloni __ 30 jun; 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22 jul

                                      Toni Marsol __ 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 21 jul

El tío Bonzo: Fernando Radó __ 30 jun; 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22 jul

                      George Andguladze __ 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 21 jul

Kate Pinkerton: Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Yakusidé: Andrés Mundo

The Imperial Commissioner: Xavier Casademont

The Registrar: Íñigo Martín

Cio-Cio-San's Mother: Elena Castresana

The Aunt: Debora Abramowicz

The Cousin: Legipsy Álvarez


A tribute to Victoria de los Ángeles (1923-2005) in commemoration of the centenary of her birth (1 November 1923)

 

Performances

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30 June 2024

18:00

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets E

01 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ailyn Pérez, Nino Surguladze, Charles Castronovo, Gerardo Bullón, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets D

03 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Lianna Haroutounian, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Michael Fabiano, Gerardo Bullón, Gerardo Bullón, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets H

04 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets A

05 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Aleksandra Kurzak, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Leonardo Capalbo, Luis Cansino, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets X

07 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ailyn Pérez, Nino Surguladze, Charles Castronovo, Gerardo Bullón, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets G

08 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets B

09 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Lianna Haroutounian, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Michael Fabiano, Gerardo Bullón, Luis Cansino, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets -

10 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ailyn Pérez, Nino Surguladze, Charles Castronovo, Gerardo Bullón, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets F

11 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Aleksandra Kurzak, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Leonardo Capalbo, Luis Cansino, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets V

12 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets C

14 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Lianna Haroutounian, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Michael Fabiano, Gerardo Bullón, Gerardo Bullón, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets W

15 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets -

16 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ailyn Pérez, Nino Surguladze, Charles Castronovo, Gerardo Bullón, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets S1

17 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Aleksandra Kurzak, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Leonardo Capalbo, Gerardo Bullón, Luis Cansino, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets S2

18 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Lianna Haroutounian, Gemma Coma-Alabert, Michael Fabiano, Gerardo Bullón, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets -

19 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets -

21 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ailyn Pérez, Nino Surguladze, Charles Castronovo, Gerardo Bullón, Moisés Marín, Toni Marsol, George Andguladze, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets Y

22 July 2024

19:30

Main Auditorium

Saioa Hernández , Silvia Beltrami, Matthew Polenzani, Lucas Meachem, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó, Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Subscription tickets Z

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