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Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

The melodrama of all times and the deepest psychological portrayal of a woman in the opera literature directed by Pia Partum.
2 hours 55 minutes (including two intermissions)
Main hall
Ticket price

45-110 zł

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

The premiere

26 / 05 / 2012

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

About the show

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Madama Butterfly
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

Theatre staff
Music director  Wojciech Semerau-Siemianowski 
Direction  Pia Partum
Scenography and costume design  Barbara Hanicka
Choreography Tomasz Wygoda
Light direction and projections Wojciech Puś
Video materials  Masahiro Tachibana
Choir preparation  Małgorzata Bornowska
Assistant Director Wiesław Łągiewka


Madama Butterfly Anna Wiśniewska-Schoppa (18.11),
Lucyna Boguszewska (19.11)
B.F. Pinkerton Pavlo Tolstoy
Sharpless Tomasz Łuczak
Suzuk Monika Korybalska
Goro Dawid Kwieciński
Kate Pinkerton Anna Rosa
Książę Yamadori Paweł Wolski
Bonzo Janusz Lewandowski
Komisarz Dawid Safin
Urzędnik cesarski Wiesław Łągiewka
Ćma Patryk Kowalski

Orchestra and choir of the Opera at the Castle

Conductor Vladimir Kiradjiev
Stage management 

Maria Malinowska-Przybyłowicz