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Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini
 Farewell to innocent love

“The heart-breaking story of Madama Butterfly, with all the clarity of a haiku, is treated with respect and understanding in the recent Opera Festival production. The direction by Henry Akina underlines the opera’s beauty and lyricism while at the same time bringing out the tragic collision of East and West… The Finns just love this work,” wrote Itä-Savo newspaper in 2009. Puccini’s elegant opera is now deservedly back in the repertoire, with Jan Latham-Koenig to conduct it.

Pinkerton, a Lieutenant in the US Navy, falls in love with and marries a Japanese girl called Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly). As a result, Butterfly is abandoned by her family and Pinkerton departs, only to return – with his American wife – three years later to fetch his son.

Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Stage director: Henry Akina
Stage design: Dean Shibuya
Costumes: Anne Namba
Lighting design: Ilkka Paloniemi                     
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki
Cast includes:
Ausrine Stundyte 5.7. ja 10.7. / Helena Juntunen 8.7. ja 15.7. (Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly), Niina Keitel (Suzuki),  Andrea Caré 5.7., 10.7./ Giorgio Berrugi 8.7., 15.7. (F.B. Pinkerton), Gabriel Suovanen 5.7. ja 10.7. / Sauli Tiilikainen 8.7. ja 15.7. (Sharpless)

Performances

5.7.
PREMIERE at 19
8.7.
at 19
10.7.
at 19
15.7.
at 19
POTLUCK TICKETS
At Olavinlinna
Sung in Italian.
Finnish and English surtitles.

Soloists
SOL_Madama Butterfly_2014_2.pdf

Potluck tickets
A Potluck ticket can be purchased only from the Festival’s online shop. It costs €70 (+ a delivery fee of €3.50) and entitles the holder to the best available seat (box not included). It can be purchased online at any time but is not issued until 15.00 on the day of the performance, at the Festival Ticket Office (Olavinkatu 27). Potluck tickets are issued in order of purchase, beginning with what the Festival considers to be the best seat available. The Opera Festival does not guarantee that the buyer of, say, two Potluck tickets will get adjacent seats. The number of Potluck tickets is always limited.