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Madama Butterfly

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
January 12, 13 18:00, 15, 16, 19, 20 17:00, 21, 22, 28, 29 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Giampaolo BisantiConductor
Moshe LeiserDirector
Lianna HaroutounianSopranoCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)Jan 12, 15, 19, 21, 28
Ainhoa ArtetaSopranoCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)Jan 13, 16, 20, 22, 29
Maria Teresa LevaSopranoCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)Jan 13, 16
Jorge de LéonTenorPinkertonJan 12, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28
Ramë LahajTenorPinkertonJan 16, 20, 22, 29
Damián del CastilloBaritoneSharplessJan 12, 15, 19, 21, 28
Gabriel BermúdezBaritoneSharplessJan 13, 16, 20, 22, 29
Ana IbarraSopranoSuzukiJan 12, 15, 19, 21, 28
Justina GringytėMezzo-sopranoSuzukiJan 13, 16, 20, 22, 29
Antonio Di MatteoBassThe Bonze
Isaac GalánBassPrince Yamadori
Christophe MortagneTenorGoroJan 12, 15, 19, 21, 28
Moisés MarínTenorGoroJan 13, 16, 20, 22, 29
Mercedes GancedoMezzo-sopranoKate Pinkerton
Patrice CaurierDirector
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu

“Whoever cannot live with honour must die with honour”, sings Cio-Cio-san before she commits ritual suicide. Madama Butterfly, one of the best-loved operas of the Italian Verismo movement, now returns to the Liceu in the successful production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

The drama of Cio-Cio-san, the Japanese geisha whose pride and honour are wounded by the American lieutenant Pinkerton, is an enduring favourite among opera fans. The show focusses on the inner drama of Puccini's protagonists, while the highly sensitive visual effects are in perfect harmony with the spirit of the score.

The acclaimed Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutourian will be making her Liceu debut in this production, while Basque soprano Ainhoa Arteta, now at her personal and vocal peak, will be singing Cio-Cio-san for the first time.

© A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
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