The Authentic "Madama Butterfly"
(2-11 Feb.2017)

Composed by Giacomo PUCCINI, opera "Madama Butterfly" set in Meiji-era Nagasaki tells the sad story of Lieutenant Pinkerton and his marriage of convenience to the earnest Madama Butterfly.

Musical highlights include Pinkerton's <Dovunque al Mondo lo Yankee Vagabondo>, Pinkerton and Madama Butterfly's love duet <Viene la Sera> in Act 1, Madama Butterfly's <Un Bel Dì Vedremo> in Act 2 and the parting aria Madama Butterfly sings to her son in the climatic ending scene <Tu, Tu Piccolo Iddio>.

Director KURIYAMA Tamiya (former Artistic Director of Drama) presents the relationship between the East and West as a clear global contrast, focusing on the drama that captures the polarity, drawing out the concept. This is represented symbolically by the American flag fluttering on stage; the simple device further complements the story.

ANDO Fumiko, New National Theatre Opera Studio graduate, will appear in the title role while Italian tenor Riccardo MASSI will make his New National Theatre, Tokyo debut as Pinkerton. Sharpless will be played by KAI Eijiro, continuing on from 2014. Philippe AUGUIN is returning as conductor after nine years.

Tickets are now on sale.

Don't miss this chance to witness the authentic "Madama Bufferfly" created and performed by the leading Japanese creative team and singers.

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                           photo by TERASHI Masahiko