Madama Butterfly

J. Puccini

opera in two acts


Libretto - Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after the drama by David Belasco.


Stage Director - Yuri Alexandrov 

Conductors - Mikhail Sinkevich, Alexey Nyaga

Production Designer - Vyacheslav Okunev 

Choirmaster - Alexander Zorin

Choreographer  - Nadezhda Kalinina



Cio-Cio-san - Anastasia Averina, Natalya Landovskaya, Olga Maslova

Suzuki Zhanna Zapolskaya, Evgeniya Gudkova, Margarita Chemduzh

B.F.Pinkerton - Pavel Polyaninov , Victor Aleshkov, Maksim Aksenov

SharplessPavel Nazarov, Rinat Chuganaev 


For more than a hundred years this work has been performed on the world's theatrical stages. The secret of the constant success of the opera is in marvelous sounding of Puccini music, which united European traditions and national Japanese melodies and exotic story. Love of  young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San, known as Butterfly ("butterfly") and US Navy Lieutenant Pinkerton  is initially doomed. Treachery and cruelty of Western civilization become the cause of the tragedy. True love, loyalty and selflessness embodies the fragile Butterfly, the bearer of the ancient traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun.

"The story of Cio-Cio San, in my opinion,is very modern, - says director Yuri Alexandrov. - At all times, woman was the bearer of love, keeper of family values. Butterfly was born for love, but when her heart is broken  and then the child is  taken away, she dies. Our performance – is  cry in defense of Women. "

Presented in Italian with simultaneous translation on the creeping line.

Premiere date: 7 November 2012

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

For viewers over 12 years old

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