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234th Season

Main Stage

23 July
2006 | Sunday
Giacomo Puccini "Madama Butterfly" (japanese tragedy in three acts )
Opera in 3 acts
Artists Credits
Opera company
Magdalena Tesławska, Costume Designer
Paweł Grabarczyk, Costume Designer
Stanisław Zięba, Lighting Designer
Maestro Valery Gergiev, Musical Director
Alla Brosterman, Musical Preparation
Andrei Petrenko, Principal Chorus Master
Boris Kudlichka, Set Designer
Mariusz Trelinski, Stage Director
Performed in Italian (with synchronised Russian supertitles)
World premiere: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Premiere of this production: 18 Mar 2005

The performance has 2 intermissions
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa,
after David Belasco`s stage version of a magazine story by John Luther Long

Performed in Italian

•Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 4 January 1913, St Petersburg
•Premiere of this production:
29 May 1999,Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa, Warsaw (Poland);
27 October 2001, National Opera, Washington (USA);
new version: 18 March 2005, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

The Performance has three intermissions

Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera was based partly on a short story by John Luther Long, which was turned into a play by David Belasco; it was also based on the novel, Madame Chrysantheme (1887), by Pierre Loti.

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