Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Opera in three acts in the Italian language
Slovak and English subtitles
The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
21. 6. 2024 19:00 h - 22:00 h

Schedule of performances

Tuesday 1. 10. 2024
19:00 h 22:00 h
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Thursday 3. 10. 2024
19:00 h 22:00 h
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Thursday 31. 10. 2024
19:00 h 22:00 h
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Saturday 2. 11. 2024
19:00 h 22:00 h
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Monday 4. 11. 2024
11:00 h 14:00 h
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Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese bride of U.S. naval officer Pinkerton, found out her romantic idyll shattered when her groom abandoned her shortly after their wedding. But she lived in the hope that one day he would return. Three years later, Cio-Cio-San and her son saw Pinkerton's boat in the harbour. She eagerly anticipated his visit - but when Pinkerton and his American wife Kate learned of their son's existence, they asked to be allowed to take the boy and raise him in America. Cio-Cio-San parted with her son and took her own life.
Giacomo Puccini's most popular opera is a work of his greatest creative period, a fascinating waterfall of melodious invention and brilliant mastery of musical drama. The tragic story of a Japanese geisha still moves audiences around the world today.
The production includes expressive scenes, stroboscopic effects and open fire. There is smoking and gunshots are heard on the stage during the performance.

Running time: 3 hrs with two interval

Première June 21, 2024
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Production Team

Musical Direction Martin Leginus
Conductor Martin Leginus
Stage Director Matúš Bachynec
Costumes Design Ján Husár
Lighting Design Ján Ptačin
Choreography Assistance Juraj Letenay
Chorusmaster Ladislav Kaprinay