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Madama Butterfly

OpernhausFalkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008, Suisse
Dates/horaires selon le fuseau horaire de Zurich
dimanche 06 juin 202114:00
mercredi 09 juin 202119:30
samedi 12 juin 202120:00
samedi 19 juin 202119:00
mardi 22 juin 202119:30
vendredi 25 juin 202119:00
Programme
Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)Madame ButterflyLivret de Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Artistes
Zurich Opera
Marco ArmiliatoDirection
Ted HuffmanMetteur en scène
Michael LevineDécors
Annemarie WoodsCostumes
Ana María MartínezSopranoCio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly)
Saimir PirguTénorPinkerton
Brian MulliganBarytonSharpless
Judith SchmidMezzo-sopranoSuzukijuin 06 mat, 09, 12, 19, 25
Katia LedouxContraltoSuzukijuin 22
Ildo SongBasseThe Bonze
Xiaomeng ZhangBarytonPrince Yamadori, The Official Registrar
Martin ZyssetTénorGoro
Brent Michael SmithBasseThe Imperial Commissioner
Erica PetrocelliSopranoKate Pinkerton
Franck EvinLumières
Fabio DietscheDramaturgie
Sonoko Kamimura-OsternChorégraphie
Ernst RaffelsbergerChef de choeur
Zurich Opera Chorus
Philharmonia Zürich

In the middle of the 19th century, the American navy forced Japan to open its ports to international trade. As a result, knowledge of Japanese culture made its way to the West, inspiring numerous artists. Giacomo Puccini found himself inspired by the story of Madama Butterfly, in which American and Japanese cultures collide. The newly discovered world of sounds coming from Asian cultures inspired him to create his most ambitious score to date.  The tragic story is the tale of the American military lieutenant Pinkerton, who marries the young geisha Butterfly for the duration of his time in Japan. After he returns to America, Butterfly waits in vain with their son for his return, nearly breaking down in the process. With achingly beautiful and calmly abstract images, and grand narrative tension, American stage director Ted Huffman thrilled audiences with his debut production at the Opernhaus Zürich. In this revival, Ana María Martínez will make her house debut in the title role. The Puerto Rican soprano has already sung the role to great acclaim at the Viennese State Opera, the Opéra de Paris and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. As in the premiere, Pinkerton and Sharpless will be sung by Saimir Pirgu and Brian Mulligan, respectively. At the podium of the Philharmonia Zürich is Marco Armiliato.

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