Madama Butterfly is one of the most beloved operas in history. The National Opera and Ballet Theater of Ukraine from Odessa places the dramatic multicultural love story in a new, contemporary version. With introduction by Len van Schaik.
Giacomo Puccini’s impressive opera Madame Butterfly is a dramatic multicultural love story in three acts. An American army officer marries the Japanese geisha Butterfly, but will leave her later. Madame Butterfly is completely alone. She gives birth to a son and waits for the father. When he returns, he has taken his new American wife with him. Butterfly, completely devastated by everything, says goodbye to her child and the dramatic end of this tragedy can be further guessed. The opera was first performed at the Scala in Milan on 17 February 1904.
The National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine presents a new, contemporary version of the ancient story in a sober design by multi-award winning designer Karl Spanhak. The brilliant, timeless music of Puccini shines in a convincing direction by Anatole Preissler, also a big, highly acclaimed name from the European theater world. Beautiful voices play the moving arias and duets in this much-loved opera.
Madame Butterfly is sung in Italian with Dutch subtitles
About the National Opera and Ballet Theater of Odessa
The National Opera and Ballet Theater of Odessa was founded in 1810 under the name Odessa Stadstheater. It is the oldest theater in Ukraine. The name was changed with Opera and Ballet in the 20th century. Great musicians and dancers performed such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Rimsky Korsakoff, Chaliapin, Caruso, Pablo Sarasate, Sergei Rachmaninov, Eugene Ysae, Isadora Duncan and Anna Pavlova.