There arent Many operas-have That Such an enduring hold on popular imagination than Puccini's masterpiece Madama Butterfly. The tragic story of the young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San Whose desires and hopes are cruelly deceived by a visiting American naval officer continued to move audiences around the world. While her true identity and motivations leave considerable creative freedom, her cruel fate remains unchanged: betrayed and abandoned by Pinkerton she commits suicide at the end.
This Production by French actor-director Jean-François Sivadier - Whose recent production of Barbiere di Siviglia Both and The Misanthrope triumphed in France last season -. WAS His opera debut back in 2004 Boasts This revival has stellar cast Including rising star Serena Farnocchia in the title and role-Puccini specialist Antonino Fogliani at the stick. All in all a truly fitting end to the opera season at the Grand Theatre.