Libretto: Luigi Illicia & Giuseppe Giasca
First Performance of this production: April 9, 2008
|Omer M. Wellber 18.4, 21.4, 22.4|
|Set Designer||Boris Kudlicka|
|Lighting Designer||Joan Sullivan Gent|
|Costume Designers||Magdalena Teslawska|
The Israeli Opera Chorus Conductor: Yishai Steckler The Opera Orchestra - The Surtitles: Renowned Polish director, Mariuz Trelinsky, presents the story of the young Japanese geisha who kills herself once she grasps that the love of the past led to a present with no honor.
Larissa Tetuev 10.4, 12.4, 16.4, 18.4, 22.4
Yotam Cohen 11.4, 15.4, 17.4, 22.4 Sharpless
Vladimir Braun 11.4, 13.4, 16.4, 18.4, 21.4 Suzuki
Svetlana Sandler Goro
Joseph Hu Yosef Aridan 11.4, 12.4, 16.4, 21.4, 22.4 Prince Yamadori
Noah Briger Bonzo
Alexi Kanonikoff Kate Pinkerton
Noa Danon Imperial Comissario
Anatoli Krasik Ufficial del registro
Sung in Italian Surtitles in English and Hebrew
Photos: Yossi Zwecker
The Israeli Opera Chorus
Conductor: Yishai Steckler
The Opera Orchestra - The
Renowned Polish director, Mariuz Trelinsky, presents the story of the young Japanese geisha who kills herself once she grasps that the love of the past led to a present with no honor.
*Wed 9.3 (20:00), Thurs 10.4 (20:00), Fri 11.4 (13:00), Sat 12.4 (20:00),
Sun 13.4 (20:00), Tues 15.4 (20:00), Wed 16.3 (20:00), Fri 18.4 (13:00)
Mon 21.4 (20:00), Tues 22.4 (20:00)
Towards opening: Sat 5.4 (11:00)
Before the show back stage tours: Thurs 10.4(19:00), Sun 13.4 (19:00), Wed 16.3 (19:00)
"What an Amazing Production...For many years I am following great opera productions around the world, but I have never seen such a stunning production of Madama Butterfly in my life. This is a production with style, with sensitivity. It is a festivity of creative imagination which allows the singers to blossom. What an amazing production!
The stage designed by Boris Kudilka is stunning in its simple beauty. Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura soars with a wonderful voice and excites with singing full of amazing subtleties. Israeli mezzo Svetlana Sandler as Suzuki is superb showcasing a warm velvety voice and humane expression."
(Hanoch Ron, Yediot Aharonot, April 11, 2008)
"This is one of the most impressive productions in the history of the Israeli Opera because of the director and the set designer."
(Hagai Hitron, Haaretz, April 10, 2008)
"This is one of the most beautiful productions that were presented by the Israeli Opera. The production is modern but in the best sense of the word. The moment in which Butterfly arrives to the wedding is visually breathtaking. The lighting is sublime. This is a production and design that should not be missed. Larissa Tetuev is the star of this show and she is very exciting as Butterfly. Jonathan Summers was the authoritative consul and Zoran Todorovic impressed with his rich and beautiful voice as Pinkerton."
(Omer Shomroni, Globs, April 15, 2008)
“Never in my long life have I seen such an excellent production of Madama Butterfly. But it’s not just that. This is one of the most beautiful productions I have ever seen at the opera.”