Venue details

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía , Avenida del Professor López Piñero 1, 46013 Valencia, Spain

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Costume designer
Set designer
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
F. B. Pinkerton (B.F. Pinkerton)
Lo zio Bonzo (Uncle Bonze)


About the work

Madama Butterfly is one of the first cries of denunciation - if not the first - that from the lyric is made against the devastating spirit of souls of colonialism, against supremacist pride and the laws of difference. In her metamorphosis from chrysanthemum to butterfly, Madama Butterfly spreads the wings of the twentieth century towards a new consideration of races, women and human dignity ... a battle that would prove long, perhaps eternal. Back to the programming of the Sala Principal Madama Butterfly , one of the audience's favorite titles, starring soprano Marina Rebeka. The Latvian singer, acclaimed among the best voices in current lyric, incorporates into her repertoire the role of the unfortunate geisha, and does so on the same stage where her unforgettable Traviata in the production of Valentino it generated an unprecedented international repercussion. He is accompanied in this artistic challenge by the Italian tenor Piero Pretti, who is making his debut in Les Arts, and the beautiful voices of Àngel Òdena and the Valencian Cristina Faus. He conducts the Orchestra of the Valencian Community, one of the most valued drummers of the new generation of Italian masters, Antonino Fogliani, a regular in theaters such as Geneva, Zurich and Munich. The production, by Valencian stage director Emilio López, is inspired by beautiful old Japanese postcards for the Butterfly presentation scene and resorts to the desolate landscape of destruction caused by the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in the following acts.