Madama Butterfly
   

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


Giacomo Puccini considered his Tragedia giapponese, premiered in Milan in 1904, to be his most emotionally charged opera. Even today, the tragic love story of the young geisha Cio-Cio-san and the American naval officer touches our hearts while we are shaken by the realism with which cultural misunderstandings are shown. Together with star designer Kenzo Takada, Japanese director Amon Miyamoto presents an oriental view of this Japanese-American romance.



Summary


Giacomo Puccini considered his Tragedia giapponese, premiered in Milan in 1904, to be his most emotionally charged opera. Even today, the tragic love story of the young geisha Cio-Cio-san and the American naval officer touches our hearts while we are shaken by the realism with which cultural misunderstandings are shown. Together with star designer Kenzo Takada, Japanese director Amon Miyamoto presents an oriental view of this Japanese-American romance.



Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Premierenkostprobe and Specials

Performance
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
 Semper Zwei

SemperDialog

»Exotisch oder beängstigend? Das Fremde und wir.« Ein SemperDialog anlässlich Giacomo Puccinis »Madama Butterfly«

Performance
Thursday, 14 May 2020

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Sunday 26 Apr 2020
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
  • Starting Time 7.30 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 2 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7.30 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 16 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Friday 22 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7.30 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 24 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 31 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation
and Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW