Madama Butterfly

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PreviousSeptember 2023

Madama Butterfly
Japanese tragedy in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica from Madam Butterfly by John Luther Long
Music by Giacomo Puccini

Program and cast

Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa

Director: Chiara Muti

Sets: Leila Fteita

Costumes: Alessandro Lai

Lights: Vincent Longuemare

Cio-Cio-San: Svetlana Aksenova

Pinkerton: Sergei Skorokhodov

Sharpless: Alessandro Luongo

Suzuki: Laura Verrecchia

Uncle Bonzo: Alessio Cacciamani

Goro: Paolo Antognetti

Kate Pinkerton: Francesca Cucuzza

Prince Yamadori: Gianluca Margheri

The Imperial Commissioner: Francesco Samuele Venuti

The Registry Officer: Alfonso Zambuto

Yakusidé: Nicolò Ayroldi, Diego Barretta

The cousin: Elena Bazzo, Chiara Chisu

Cio-Cio-San's mother: Elena Cavini, Ramona Gabriela Peter

The aunt: Nadia Pirazzini, Thalida Marina Fogarasi

Chorus and Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master: Lorenzo Fratini

Teatro del Maggio - Florence State Opera Italy

Teatro del Maggio is in the centre, close to the old city walls, next to the historic Stazione Leopolda. The garden that welcomes visitors is Piazzale Vittorio Gui, named after the founder of the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

By train
Santa Maria Novella is Florence's main train station.
From there you can reach the theatre with a short walk (about 10-15 minutes) or by taking the tram (a stop) or a taxi.

By car
The Opera di Firenze is just outside the ZTL area.
It is possible to park near the Parco delle Cascine or for a fee in the Porta al Prato car park (Via Elio Gabbuggiani, 7) and in the Piazza Vittorio Veneto car park.

By bus
Lines C1, C2 and D (Leopolda stop);
Lines 17 and 23A-B (stop Via delle Carra);
Lines 17B-C, 22, 23N, 23 and 57 (Pierluigi da Palestrina stop);
Lines 29, 29B, 29BA, 29BC, 29D, 30A, 30B, 30AC, 35 and 35° (stop Leopolda - Porta al Prato; Capolinea).

By tram
Line T1 (stop Porta al Prato - Parco della musica).

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