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Madama Butterfly

Duration: 2 h 45 m Intermissions: 1
Language: Italiensk Subtitles: Norsk
Location: Grieghallen Ticket prices: 150 - 750 kr
Premiere: 05. Mar 2016 Running period: 05 - 11. March

One of the sweet yet tragic figures of Italian opera, Madama Butterfly touches our hearts today, as she did at the opera´s 1904 premiere.

The director Damiano Michieletti shows us that the story is timeless: "The broken wings of Butterfly" he says, are also "a contemporary tragedy".

As we meet a fragile young woman sold as a bride-to-be in contemporary Nagasaki, Michieletto shows us realism, compassion, loyalty destroyed and broken beauty: the opera is all its heartbreaking power.

In Grieghallen, with Eun Sun Kim conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, we have a superb cast led by Korean soprano Sae Kyung Rim as Cio-Cio-San, and young Kosovar star Rame Lahaj as Pinkerton.

NB: The production is very realistic and contains scenes which may not be suitable for children.

Produced by Teatro Regio Torino.

Presented by Bergen National Opera, in collaboration with Edvard Grieg Kor and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Giacomo Puccini / Music Luigi Illica and Giouseppe Giacosa / Libretto

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Edvard Grieg Kor TSOs Vokalensemble Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor Håkon Matti Skrede / Choirmaster

Video and pictures from the opera:


Butterfly Vielse 665X361
Butterfly Wedding 668X446
Butterfly Taket 671X448
Humming Chorus 670X447
Dolore 668X446

Selected dates


05/03 Saturday 18.00
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07/03 Monday 19.00
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09/03 Wednesday 19.00
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11/03 Friday 19.00
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