The tragedy of Puccini in awesome construction created by Damiano Michieletto. Live at cinemas
Teatro Regio, Saturday 1st February 2014
After Verdi and Rossini, Madame Butterfly comes into play, presenting the third great protagonist of the Opera Season 2013-2014: Giacomo Puccini. Based on our musical heritage, the current season is presenting famous operatic titles to retrace all the main stages of the history of Italian opera, from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.
On Saturday 1st, Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th February, at 20:00, the Teatro Regio offers the emblematic Puccini's masterpiece, created by Damiano Michieletto for our Theatre in 2010. The recitation of 4th February, reflecting the innovative dramatic reading of the director, will be broadcast live in HD over cinemas in all the world and over eighty cinemas across the country as part of the program "The great 2013-2014 live season," and at the same time on Rai - Radio3. The opera will also be broadcast on the digital channel Rai5 on Thursday 13th February at 21:15 and on Sunday 16th February at 10:00.
The “Enfant prodige” of the Italian opera, Michieletto, in his early thirties and winner of the Abbiati Prize in 2007, suggest a re-reading of Madame Butterfly from a contemporary point of view. The exoticism in Madame Butterfly, at the time of its premiere at ‘La Scala’ in 1904, was represented by the kimono, the ‘sensu’ (the typical Japanese fan) and the sumptuous obi. Today, in the era of globalization, these items are not symbols of a far off land, but mere objects that have lost their deeper meaning and origin. From these reflections Michieletto could recreate the opera, covering Butterfly with new symbols.