Author(s): Music by Giacomo Puccini, text by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Company: Palau de les Arts
Running time: 2h 35min approx
A guileless Japanese girl gives up everything to marry a lieutenant in the US Navy. But when he suddenly leaves the country, she is determined to wait patiently until he sails back into harbour.
Live from Valencia's Palau de les Arts, Madama Butterfly returns with soprano Marina Rebeka and tenor Piero Pretti in the leading roles. Director Emilio López’s staging culminates in the bleak landscape of Nagasaki destroyed by the atomic bomb to evoke Puccini's early outcry against the soul-crushing spirit of colonialism.