13 June-29 July 2006. Giacomo Puccinis three-act opera returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in a co-production with Londons Covent Garden Opera. The story revolves around a young geisha from Nagasaki, Cio-Cio San - the butterfly of the title - and her tragic love for cynical American naval officer, F.B.Pinkerton, who seduces and then abandons her. First performed on 17 February 1904 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Madama Butterfly is based on a play of the same name by American playwright David Belasco. In this production co-directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, the role of Cio-Cio San is shared by Fiorenza Cedolins, Liping Zhang, Christina Gallardo-Domas and Daniela Dessi. Pinkerton is played by Richard Leech and Albert Montserrat. Musical direction by Yves Abel. Madama Butterfly runs for 2 hours 45 minutes. Admission 164.25-22. Performances at 20.30. Matinees 18 Jun at 18.00, 25 Jun & 2 July at 17.00.
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