The Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, called Butterfly, revels in happiness when the American lieutenant Pinkerton marries her. Their love culminates in an enchanting duet. It is a clash of worlds and values, because while Pinkerton feels free and marries an American woman back home, Butterfly, who is full of love, hope and longing, waits for his return for three long years – together with their child. Her well-known aria »Un bel dì vedremo« goes right into the heart. When Pinkerton suddenly returns with his American wife, Cio-Cio-San makes an inevitable decision.
Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, one of the most played operas today, will be performed on the Seebühne for the first time with Enrique Mazzola, who was also responsible for the Rigoletto production, conducting. Director Andreas Homoki, artistic director of the Opernhaus Zürich, and his internationally renowned creative team. Michael Levine’s magical stage set with its subtle landscape paintings will bring Japanese flair to Lake Constance. Supportet not least by Antony McDonald’s colourful costumes. McDonald already design for Un Ballo in Maschera and La Bohème on the Seebühne.
The 2022 Bregenz Festival runs from 20 July to 21 August 2022. For tickets and details visit www.bregenzerfestspiele.com or call 0043 5574 4076.+43 (0)5574 407-6.
Musical director Enrique Mazzola
Stage director Andreas Homoki
Stage designer Michael Levine
Costume designer Antony McDonald
Lighting designer Franck Evin
Video designer Luke Halls
Choreographer Lucy Burge
Bregenzer Festspielchor | Prague Philharmonic Choir