Madama Butterfly

The opening of the Opera and Ballet Season 2023 will be dedicated to a title very dear to the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. In May 1904 in Brescia, after the unexpected fiasco of the Milanese premiere, the new “Bresciana” version of the opera achieved a huge international success and sanctioned the immortality of Puccini’s masterpiece. The show will be a new staging (international co-production by Teatri di Opera Lombardia, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Rahvusooper Estonia National Opera of Tallinn) in which will be proposed the second edition of the opera – the one born in Brescia. The debut is set for July 20 at 8.00 pm with a repeat on July 22 at 6.00 pm, the preview on July 17 at 5.00 pm. For the title role has been chosen the famous soprano Eleonora Buratto (after this year’s debut at the Metropolitan in the role), conducting one of the most famous Italian wands in the world, that of Maestro Riccardo Frizza, and directed by the renowned Greek director Rodula Gaitanou, as a continuation of that “pink thread” that distinguishes the three opening titles of the three years 2022-2024.

Lyric tragedy in three acts
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
From the tragedy Madame Butterfly by David Belasco, based on the novel Madame Butterfly by John Luther Long

The Season will then continue in autumn with three opera titles and the title of classical ballet: Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (staged on 13 October at 20.00 and 15 October at 15.30), Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi (Friday 3 November at 8.00 pm and Sunday 5 November at 3.30 pm), Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi (Friday 1 December at 8.00 pm and Sunday 3 December at 3.30 pm) and the classical ballet Romeo and Juliet (on stage on 24 and 25 November respectively at 8.00 pm and 3.30 pm) by the company Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.



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