Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) Brigitta Kele B. F. Pinkerton Leonardo Capalbo Suzuki Marie Karall Sharpless Tassis Christoyannis Goro Loïc Félix Prince Yamadori Damien Gastl The Bonze Nika Guliashvili Kate Pinkerton Eugénie Joneau Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
When Puccini was enthralled by the moving story of Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha who is seduced then jilted, little did he know that his ensuing opera would become one of the most popular in the entire repertoire. In composing his score for this tragic tale of a cynical naval officer who weds a young Japanese woman for convenience before returning home to find a proper American wife, Puccini created an operatic gem. To do justice to this masterpiece in sensitivity is conductor Giuliano Carella, a specialist in this repertoire. He is reunited with Leonardo Capalbo, the formidable tenor with whom he dazzled here a few years ago. The title role will be played by a leading Romanian soprano, Brigitta Kele. The piece is to be directed by Argentinian dramatist and filmmaker Mariano Pensotti, known for his powerful, groundbreaking work. In fact, he directed his very first opera, Beatrix Cenci, at the Opéra national du Rhin.
Overtitled in French, German