The most famous woman in opera history, and an incredible challenge as regards singing and acting skills as the singer in the role of Butterfly must face a whole range of extreme emotions and keep singing for almost 90 minutes without leaving the stage.
The dramatic story of the relationship between a geisha and an American Navy officer is set in the vibrant with life present-day Tokyo. The show in Szczecin, which refers to the poetics of films by Lars von Trier, has an extra in the shape of a dancer – Butterfly's alter ego, and multimedia projections.
"Madama Butterfly is a universal story which might as well take place nowadays. The cultural differences are still valid, people still keep falling in love inappropriately; this, in fact, will never change. The staging revolves around numerous contemporary pop cultural themes" – says the director Pia Partum. "Actually, in some aspects the show will have a lot in common with a soap opera."
Projekt plakatu: Vadim Kornacki
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Opera in three acts
Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Libretto translated by: Michał Bajer
The original Italian language version with Polish and German subtitles
|Music director||Wojciech Semerau-Siemianowski|
|Scenography and costume design||Barbara Hanicka|
|Light direction and projections||Wojciech Puś|
|Video materials||Masahiro Tachibana|
|Choir preparation||Małgorzata Bornowska|
|Assistant Director||Wiesław Łągiewka|
|Madama Butterfly||Anna Wiśniewska-Schoppa (18.3),
Lucyna Boguszewska (19.3)
|Kate Pinkerton||Anna Rosa|
|Książę Yamadori||Paweł Wolski|
|Urzędnik cesarski||Wiesław Łągiewka|