Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

From Thursday 12 November 2020 To Tuesday 01 December 2020

Date Location Ticketing
Thursday 12 November 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 15 November 2020 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 22 November 2020 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Thursday 26 November 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Saturday 28 November 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Tuesday 01 December 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 

We inform you that, in compliance with the limitations indicated, the dates of Madama Butterfly, scheduled for November 12, 15, 22, 26, 28 and December 1, 2020, are suspended.

The opera will be rescheduled and the Teatro del Maggio will shortly inform about the new dates.

After the successes of Manon Lescaut, La bohème and Tosca, the time has come for Puccini to conquer the temple of Italian opera as well. The subject of Madama Butterfly - an opera which debuted with an initial failure at the Teatro alla Scala on February 17, 1904 - he had chosen himself after having witnessed a similar drama by David Belasco in London, based on a short story by John Luther Long. The story of the young geisha seduced and abandoned by an American naval officer immediately struck Puccini's imagination. With the librettists Illica and Giacosa, Puccini decided to focus the work on the figure of Cio-Cio-San, creating a real monodrama that follows her psychological evolutions from the initial and disarming naivety to the tragic and heroic final resignation. Madama Butterfly is an individual drama but it is also an emblem of opposed worlds and cultures: on the one hand the docile but at the same time resolute geisha, who will pay the price of her life for the mistake of falling in love with a man who is foreign to her tradition of belonging, and on the other hand the Yankee Pinkerton, the cynical adventurer unable to feel real emotions and devoted solely to the satisfaction of his passions. Although opposed in the drama, East and West are perfectly combined in the music that is very rich in heterogeneous contaminations: oriental sounds skillfully recreated with the adoption of traditional Japanese melodies, pentaphonic and hexagonal scales, very refined timbral combinations but also compositional elements of the Western musical tradition (such as the fugato or the Leitmotiv, for example, or the direct quotation of the American anthem).

New staging

Francesco Ivan Ciampa

Chiara Muti

Leila Fteita

Alessandro Lai

Vincent Longuemare

Cio Cio San
Vittoria Yeo

Sergei Skorokhodov

Alessandro Luongo

Annalisa Stroppa

Zio Bonzo
Alessio Cacciamani

Paolo Antognetti

Kate Pinkerton
Francesca Cucuzza

Principe Yamadori
Gianluca Margheri

Commissario Imperiale
Francesco Samuele Venuti

Nicolò Ayroldi/Diego Barretta

Elena Bazzo/Chiara Chisu

Elena Cavini/Ramona Gabriela Peter

Nadia Pirazzini/Thalida Marina Fogarasi

Chorus and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master
Lorenzo Fratini
Stalls 1 160 €
Stalls 2 120 €
Stalls 3 100 €
Stalls 4 80 €
Boxes 50 €
Gallery 40 €
Limited visibility and Just listening 15 €