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Articles tagged with "Madama Butterfly"

Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

27 May 2015

The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

Butterfly’s Nagasaki: The Japanese city in life and art

2 April 2015

Nagasaki’s complex history makes it the perfect setting for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Cast change: Ana María Martínez and Brian Jagde to sing in Madama Butterfly on 6 and 11 April 2015

31 March 2015

Puerto Rican soprano and American tenor to replace Alexia Voulgaridou and Noah Stewart.

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Your Reaction: Madama Butterfly 2015

21 March 2015

What did you think of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera?

Madama Butterfly Musical Highlight: The Humming Chorus

17 March 2015

Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.

A Dramatic Improvement: Puccini and the creation of Madama Butterfly

16 March 2015

With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.

Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'

13 March 2015

The Russian mezzo-soprano on working with the best coaches in the world, BP Big Screen performances and the challenges of Madama Butterfly.

Opera Essentials: Madama Butterfly

9 March 2015

Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.

New animations offer fresh take on classic operatic moments  

9 March 2015

Playful interpretations of extracts from Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La traviata.

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