Opera

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Tragedia giapponese in three acts Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

 
Info
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
    Info
    • Starting Time 7.30 pm

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
      Info
      • Starting Time 7.30 pm

      • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

      • Free introductory talk
      • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
        Info
        • Starting Time 7 pm

        • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

        • Free introductory talk
        • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
          Info
          • Starting Time 7.30 pm

          • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

          • Free introductory talk
          • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

          • Guided tour through the Semperoper
            Info
            • Starting Time 7 pm

            • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

            • Free introductory talk
            • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

            • Guided tour through the Semperoper
              Info
              • Starting Time 7 pm

              • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

              • Free introductory talk
              • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

              • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                The piece is also part of

                The young geisha Cio-Cio-San, known as »Butterfly«, forms the emotional heart of Giacomo Puccini’s tragedia giapponese, set in Nagasaki at the beginning of the 20th century. The US-American naval lieutenant Pinkerton marries Cio-Cio-San, intending to divorce her shortly after, a fairly common practice in Japan at the time. He rents a suitable cottage for his stay in the city. For Pinkerton the liaison is just an erotic flirtation. Cio-Cio-San, on the other hand, sees the American not merely as a means to escaping poverty, but as the love of her life ... First performed at Milan’s La Scala in 1904, »Madama Butterfly« still touches our hearts today. We are shaken by the realism with which Puccini depicts the cultural misunderstandings and deadly consequences of this tragic love story. Together with star designer Kenzo Takada, Japanese director Amon Miyamoto offers a unique oriental perspective on this Japanese-American liaison.

                Premierenkostprobe and Specials

                Performance

                6 pm 
                Semperoper Dresden

                Premiere teaser: »Madama Butterfly«

                Orchestral or stage rehearsal a few days before the premiere

                Performance

                7 pm 
                Semper Zwei

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