Press release

Premiere of »Madama Butterfly« postponed

Szene aus der Oper »Madama Butterfly«

Dresden, 29 March 2022. The premiere of the new Dresden production of »Madama Butterfly«, staged by Amon Miyamoto, has been postponed by a few days to Wednesday, 6 April 2022. Due to the high number of staff absences due to COVID-19 infection, the premiere performance cannot be realised technically and artistically as originally planned on 2 April 2022. Tickets already issued for 2 April 2022 are now invalid. As a result of the revised programme, the 5th Chamber Recital of the Staatskapelle Dresden scheduled for 31 March 2022 is now cancelled. Refunds will be offered for tickets to the original premiere on 2 April 2022 as well as the 5th Chamber Recital on 31 March 2022.

Tickets for the new premiere performance on 6 April 2022 can be purchased online or from the Schinkelwache box office on Theaterplatz (T +49 (0)351 4911 705). For further details, see our website: 

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Photo: »Madama Butterfly« © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah