Giacomo Puccini and his story of young Japanese woman who fell for an American yankee.
490 - 1390 CZK
490 - 1390 CZK
"Butterfly" is indisputably one of the most popular and most artistically valued operas of all time. Notwithstanding the fact that it has perhaps the simplest plot of all Puccini’s operas: a "Yankee", Lieutenant F. B. Pinkerton, enchanted by the picturesque Japanese milieu and the 15-year-old Cio-Cio San, nicknamed "Butterfly", decides to marry and spend the honeymoon in Nagasaki. He soon abandons his young wife, but after a long time returns so as to take away the child Cio-Cio San has given birth to in the meantime.
In this work, Puccini eschewed intricate action and boisterous dramatic events, opting instead for an intimate story and highlighting the psychology of the characters, fleshing out by his music the tiniest details, oscillations and extreme emotional surges, the essential contrast between the Japanese and "Western" mentality, which he also aptly renders by means of many a time surprisingly modified quotations of the US national anthem, as well as giving a forcible depiction of the local colour of Japan, where the story is set.
With Czech and English subtitles.
CAST AND CREATIVE
Soloists of the National Theatre Opera
The State Opera Chorus
The State Opera Orchestra
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica
Musical preparation: Martin Leginus
Conductor: Martin Leginus, Jiří Štrunc
Stage director: Jiří Heřman
Sets: Jiří Heřman, Jan Lukášek
Costumes: Alexandra Grusková
Motion cooperation: Lucie Hayashi
Lighting design: Daniel Tesař
Chorus master: Adolf Melichar