Madama Butterfly, one of Giacomo Puccini’s great masterpieces consistently ranks in the world’s top ten operas. With trusting naivety, the geisha Cio-Cio-San believes that her beloved American lieutenant will return to marry her and raise their child, only to be betrayed. Stage direction for this coproduction between Festival Castell Peralada and Deutsche Oper Rhein, is by Joan Antón Rechi and the stellar cast includes Maria José Siri in the title role; Roberto Aronica as Lieutenant Pinkerton; George Gagnidze as Sharpless and Veronica Simeoni as Suzuki. The Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao) and the Coro Intermezzo/ Intermezzo Coros a la Carta are conducted by the brilliant charismatic, Marco Armiliato, one of today’s greatest conductors.
January 17,19 2019
Royal Opera House