Omer Meir Wellber conducts the premiere performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 21 June. As a collaboration between the Venice Biennale and the Teatro La Fenice this special project presents a new Japanese production, intending to reveal the vitality and modernity of grand opera. Japanese artist Mariko Mori has designed the sets and costumes. The opera will be directed by Spaniard Àlex Rigola, director of Theatre Biennale since 2010.
21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 June 2013, Venice, Teatro La Fenice
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Amarilli Nizza/Svetlana Kasyan – Cio-Cio-San, Andeka Gorrotxategui/Giuseppe Varano – F.B. Pinkerton, Vladimir Stoyanov/Elia Fabbian – Sharpless, Manuela Custer/Rossana Rinaldi – Suzuki
Àlex Rigola – Stage director
Mariko Mori – sets & costumes