Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece opera, Madama Butterfly regularly ranks amongst the world’s leading ten operas. Unfolding with the lyric beauty of Puccini’s music, the heart-wrenching story of the butterfly-like geisha, Cio-Cio-San has a potent effect.
Today, nearly a century and a quarter given that the premiere of Madama Butterfly in 1904, the startling realism or ‘verismo’ of Puccini’s portrayal remains relevant. With the complete dramatic force of opera, Puccini conveys the tragic predicament that ladies face in emotionally hazardous scenarios with guys who hold all the cards. With trusting naivety, Cio-Cio-San believes with all her heart that her beloved American Lieutenant will return to marry her and raise their kid – only to be betrayed.
This gorgeous opera is performed by Festival Castell Peralada in coproduction with Deutsche Oper Am Rhein. Stage path is by the brilliant Spanish director, Joan Antón Rechi. The festival’s exceptionally stellar cast functions Maria José Siri in the title part Roberto Aronica, as Lieutenant Pinkerton George Gagnidze as Sharpless, the US Consul and Veronica Simeoni as Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s maid. The Orkestra Sinfonikoa (Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao) and the Coro Intermezzo/Intermezzo Coros a la Carta are led by the charismatic Italian maestro, Marco Armiliato, a single of today’s most sought-following conductors.
Madama Butterfly will be presented at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) on Thursday, January 17 and Saturday, 19 at 7pm. A pre-overall performance speak that will boost the encounter of the opera will be held in the Maidan Hall on the second floor a single hour prior to every overall performance. Admission is restricted to ticket holders. For booking seek advice from www.rohmuscat.org.om
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