“Madame Butterfly” is Giacomo Puccini‘s most popular opera. This psychological drama explores the interiority of the young protagonist and enhances the intense poetry of small things. Based on the libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, the short story Madame Butterfly by John Luther Long and the Japanese tragedy Madame Butterfly by David Belasco, the opera was first performed at La Scala in Milan on February 17, 1904.
The orchestra and choir are from the Teatro La Fenice with conductor Sesto Quatrini and choir master Alfonso Caiani, while the director is Àlex Rigola. Entrusted to Japanese artist Mariko Mori, the staging of the opera was a special event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
As part of the events for the centennial celebration of her birth, the premiere on Saturday, September 10, 2022 is dedicated to the memory of Renata Tebaldi.
Location: La Fenice Opera House, Venice
Schedule: September 10 – 22, 2022