Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' with Leva, Pop, Lupinacci, Leung and Antonucci from Genoa
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' is an opera in three acts with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story 'Madame Butterfly' (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based partially on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and partially on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. In 1904, a U.S. Naval officer named Pinkerton rents a house on a hill in Nagasaki, Japan, for himself and his soon-to-be wife, 'Butterfly'. Her real name is Ciocio-san. Performers:
Cio-cio-san: Maria Teresa Leva.
Suzuki: Raffaella Lupinacci.
Kate Pinkerton: Marta Leung.
F.B. Pinkerton: Stefan Pop.
Sharpless: Stefano Antonucci.
Goro: Didier Pieri.
Lo zio Bonzo: John Paul Huckle.
Yakusidè: Roberto Conti.
Yamadori: Claudio Ottino.
Il Commissario Imperiale: Claudio Ottino.
La madre di Cio-Cio-San: Alla Gorobchenko.
La zia: Annarita Cecchini.
La cugina: Lucia Scilipoti.
L’Ufficiale del registro: Filippo Balestra.
Dolore: Adriano Mannarino/Pietro Visconti.
Teatro Carlo Felice Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Giuseppe Acquaviva.
Uploaded by Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova on 2019-06-12.