The Fondazione del Teatro Grande is pleased to announce that from Saturday, March 25 at 10.00 AM the sale of tickets for the opera Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini will be officially open to the public. The opera will debut exceptionally this summer, in July.
The opening of the Opera and Ballet Season 2023 will therefore be dedicated to a title historically very dear to the Teatro Grande: in May 1904 in Brescia, after the unexpected fiasco of the Milanese premiere, the new version – the “bresciana” one – achieved ainternational success and sanctioned the immortality of Puccini’s masterpiece.
The show will be a new staging (international co-production Teatro di OperaLombardia, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Estonian National Opera) in which will be proposed the second edition of the opera, that will debut on the stage of the Teatro Grande on July 20 at 8.00 pm with a repeat on July 22 at 6.00 pm and Premiere on July 17 at 5.00 pm.
The title role will played by Eleonora Buratto (after this year’s debut at the Metropolitan in the role). One of the most famous Italian conductors in the world will be conducting the orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Frizza. The opera will be directed by the talented Greek director Rodula Gaitanou, in continuation of that “pink thread” that distinguishes the three opening regias of the 2022-2024.
Tickets for the show will be available at the Teatro Grande Ticket Office and online on teatrogrande.it and vivaticket.com from Saturday 25 March. A student ticket is discounted at 50% of the full price. The Teatro Grande Box Office is open from Tuesday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7pm, Saturday from 10 am to 13 pm and from3 pm to 7 pm.