One of the sweet yet tragic figures of Italian opera, Madama Butterfly touches our hearts today, as she did at the opera´s 1904 premiere.
The director Damiano Michieletti shows us that the story is timeless: "The broken wings of Butterfly" he says, are also a contemporary tragedy".
As we meet a fragile young woman sold as a bride-to-be in contemporary Nagoyo, Michieletto shows us realism, compassion, loyalty destroyed and broken beauty: the opera is all its heartbreaking power. Knapper_engelsk_red
In Grieghallen, with Xian Zhang conducting the Bergen Philharmonic orchestra, we have a superb cast led by Korean soprano Sae-Kyung Rim as Cio-Cio San, and young Albanian star Rame Lahaj as Pinkerton.
Produced by Teatro Regio Torino (2014).
Presented by Bergen National Opera, in collaboration with Edvard Grieg Kor and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.