Opera at the Library: Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Coproduction 2022 Opéra de Rennes, Angers Nantes Opéra, avec le soutien de la Fondation Orange et La Caisse d’Epargne Bretagne Pays-de-Loire.
Madame Butterfly is one of the most performed and appreciated operas in the world. The Maggio Musicale Fiorantino’s production by Fabio Ceresa, with its Japanese aesthetic, underlines all its elegance.
The tragic love story takes place in Japan, the land of all fantasies at the beginning of the 20th century. A young geisha, Cio Cio San is seduced and then abandoned by an indifferent American officer. While she dreams of his return, Pinkerton actually returns, but with his new wife and to get his child back. This story of thwarted love also illustrates the clash of cultures between two civilisations at the beginning of the 20th century, a question of otherness that has a particularly strong echo today.
Opera sung in Italian, with French subtitles. Duration 2h45, including intermission.
This will be a projection of Rennes Opera’s performance on June 16th 2022.
Funded by the Government of Jersey. FREE entry to all. Limited capacity of 120 seats


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