october, 2019

16oct7:30 pmWiener Straatsoper - Madama Butterfly


Event Details

CONDUCTOR – Jonathan Darlington
DIRECTOR – Josef Gielen
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN – Tsugouharu Foujita

Cio-cio-san, genannt – Butterfly Kristīne Opolais
B.F.Pinkerton – Ivan Magrì
Sharpless – Paolo Rumetz


US-American Lieutenant Pinkerton marries Cio-Cio-San, but only for a short time; a commonly accepted convention at this time. Whilst for him it was but a fleeting affair, for her, it was true love. After his departure, she waits longingly for his return. When he finally reappears, Cio-Cio-San – the mother of his child – realises that he has remarried. Out of utter desperation, she kills herself: “He who can no longer live an honorable life must die honorably”.


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm


Wiener Staatsoper