Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

The Italian composer Giacomo Puccini is one of the most-performed opera composers. He had an infallible theatre instinct, a feeling for the appeal of individual scenes and a sense of the overall story.

  • Stage New Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 21 January 2017
  • Age Category For everyone
  • Musical arrangement and Conducted by:
    Jiří Štrunc
    Conducted by:
    Norbert Baxa
    Directed by:
    Martin Otava
    Stage Design:
    Pavel Kodeda
    Costume:
    Dana Haklová
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Choirmaster:
    Zdeněk Vimr
    Assistant Conductor:
    Georg Köhler
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Ahmad Hedar,
    Martin Marek
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová
    Prompter:
    Eliška Ulrychová

His fondness of exotic countries gave life to an opera about a Japanese Geisha Ciocio-san whom American officer Pinkerton marries just for flirt. After the wedding, he goes back to America to live his life and forgets about the Japanese Geisha. Only when the Consul Sharpless informs him that Ciocio-san lives in poverty with his son, faithful to her husband, Pinkerton comes to take his child away.

Ciocio-san has only one thing left: to die. Puccini managed to create in Madama Butterfly a stage-effective opera full of impressive melodies that is, along La Bohema and Tosca, the composer's most performed work.

Premiere on 21 January 2017 at the New Theatre.