Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini, a famous author of Manon Lescaut (1893), La bohème (1896) and Tosca (1900), had no reason at all to doubt that Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan in 1904 would be just another triumph. Nevertheless, it was a disastrous première only to witness well-deserved ovations at its second première at Brescia after Puccini revised it into a three act opera. He was completely sure that audience and critics’ expectations were important but that they were in no direct relation with the opera content or its modernity and even less with the strength of its artistic expression. Puccini mostly relied on opera’s musical atmosphere and his sense was impeccable as he was sure that it was the right and most direct way into audiences’ hearts. Split audiences’ hearts have been waiting for Puccini’s heroine ever since 1985 when it was conducted by Vjekoslav Šutej and directed by Jakša Zlodre.

Premiere: March 26th, 2015


Author's team

Conductor Gianna Fratta
Director Dražen Siriščević
Set Designer  Slaven Raos
Costume Designer Juraj Zigman
Stage movement Yuki Nakashima
Choirmaster Ana Šabašov
Assistant Director  Elza Tudor Gančević
Light Designer  Srđan Barbarić

Iz medija

  • ‘Madame Butterfly’: potresno lijepa izvedba
    Kad čovjek, na kraju kazališne izvedbe, duboko dirnut, drhtećim rukama iz srca plješće, a uzvik bravo koji želi darovati protagonistima brani mu jecaj, znak je to iskrene proživljenosti, a takva se trajno pohranjuje. Pamtit ćemo premijeru omiljene nam “Madame Butterfly“ po izričaju potresno lijepog.