- Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona (2014) - Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona (2014)
- Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona
Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona (2014) - Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona (2014)
Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona 2017 - Act 1, Finale2017 come the
We attended the opera on Saturday 8th July. The whole atmosphere of being in a Roman amphitheater listening to world class opera singers without any electronic amplification is amazing. The night we were there it was still 33 degrees at 9pm and I have never experienced such hot still air in a venue. Buy a fan from one of the street vendors for 3 Euro rather than paying 10 euros inside because you will need one. That said, nothing could detract from the experience, the set was magnificent, huge cast and of course the backdrop was spectacular. It just happened to rain so this was a very worthwhile diversion. Very well layed out with beautiful costumes and snippets from Operas greatest hits!
Remember me. In London, in the summer of , Puccini had attended Madama Butterfly, the one-act performance by the American David Belasco which had been inspired by a brief homonymous tale by John Luther Long. Fascinated by the sad life experience of the main character and the exotic setting in the far east, fashionable in the literary and theatrical environment of the XIX century, Puccini, following the triumphant success of Tosca, began the composition of Butterfly in and assigned the drafting of the libretto to Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Japan, land of magic and mysteries, and the charm of the Orient began at that time to influence European culture, overall in the living rooms of the upper middle class and in artistic environments. The oriental frame and the external cultural impulses radically influenced Puccini's tastes. He completed a laborious job of research and documentation on Japanese music and instruments before beginning the composition.
Certain chapters are not available. Thank you for your understanding. Experience the landmark production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly , presented in the beautiful open-air setting of the Arena di Verona and starring Raina Kabaivanska, Lorenzo Saccomani, and Nazzareno Antinori under the direction of Giulio Chazalettes and the baton of Maurizio Arena. Puccini was inspired by David Belasco's eponymous play, which the composer saw in the summer of in London, a play itself inspired by American writer John Luther Long's short story. One of the greatest tragedies of 20th-century opera ensues Stage director Giulio Chazalettes' beautiful production features all the best aspects of live performances, from an extremely enthusiastic audience to the airy blending of the orchestra and singers' performances.
This was our 4th visit to the Verona Opera Festival. The operas we have seen have all been excellent. Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto and this time Madama Butterfly. As always the scenery was awesome and it does make this place extra special. The crowd this time was not very large, on our previous visits the Arena has always been very full. It is good to see this annual event is still popular and the arena is being used for other types of music. The only downside for us is the stone steps tend to become more and more uncomfortable as the night wears on, with or without cushions.
Back again this year the long-awaited opera season at the Verona Arena Opera Festival ! Great excitement and magic in a truly unique location: do not miss the 95th Opera Festival in Verona , at the Arena! Grand debut at the Arena Verona for Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, which opens the opera season of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival and confirms itself as one of the most appreciated operas of the Arena calendar. For the Opera Festival of Verona in , Verdi's opera will be staged in two versions: from 24th June to 23rd July, with the choreography of the Catalan team La Fura dels Baus, boasting spectacular scenography; from 28th July to 27th August Aida at the Arena of Verona will be represented in the scenic design inspired by the historic choreography of and directed by Gianfranco de Bosio. The last entry in the Arena di Verona Festival programme will be Tosca , staged from 5th August.
Madama Butterfly - Arena di Verona
This performance has been staged during the Opera Festival On the podium for the six performances, Jader Bignamini. Conductor Jader Bignamini.