Name : Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Original title: Giacomo Puccini 's "Madama Butterfly "
Year : 2012
Directed by : Vincent Boussard
Conductor : Alexander Joel
Starring : Alexia Voulgaridou (Cio-Cio San), Cristina Damian (Suzuki), Ida Aldrian (Kate Pinkerton), Teodor Ilincai (BF Pinkerton), Lauri Vasar (Sharpless), Jürgen Sacher (Goro), Viktor Rud (Il Principe Yamadori ), Jongmin Park (Lo Zio Bonzo), Thomas Florio (Il Commisario Imperiale), Hamburg Staatsoper Chorus, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
In 2012 , the Hamburg State Opera presented a new production of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece Madama Butterfl y. The internationally renowned director Vincent Boussard stages the opera, collaborating with star fashion designer Christian Lacroix and set designer Vincent Lemaire. Together they succeed in bringing to life the moving tragedy of the young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San in a stylish and sophisticated production that focuses on the title role, impressively portrayed by Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou. Subtly conducted by Alexander Joel, the dynamic cast includes Romanian Tenor Teodor Ilincai as Cio-Cio San's love interest, BF Pinkerton and Estonian baritone Lauri Vasar as Consul Sharpless. Madama Butterfl y contains an enormous wealth of psychological poetry. Through his music, Giacomo Puccini lends his characters extremely rich and complex profi les and created an extraordinary explosive force.
Issued: USA | Naxos