Madama Butterfly
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Madama Butterfly

Opera - Giacomo Puccini

October - November 2020
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Conductor
Lucas Karytinos

Director, sets, costumes
Hugo de Ana

Video projection designer
 Ideogamma – Sergio Metalli

Lighting designer
Valerio Alfieri
     
Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos 

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Cio-Cio-San
Ermonela Jaho (10, 16, 20, 25/10/2020)
Cellia Costea (11, 14, 18/10 & 15,/11/2020)
Kristīne Opolais (23, 30/10 & 1, 8/11/2020)

Suzuki
Olesya Petrova (10, 14, 16, 18, 20/10/2020)
Chryssanthi Spitadi (11, 23, 25, 30/10  & 1, 8, 15/11/2020)

Kate Pinkerton
Violetta Lousta (10, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25/10/2020)
Diamanti Kritsotaki (11, 14, 30/10  & 1, 8, 15/11/2020)

F.P.Pinkerton
Gianluca Terranova (10, 16, 20, 23, 25/10/2020)
Dimitris Paksoglou (11, 14, 18, 30/10  & 1, 8,15/11/2020)


Sharpless
Dionysios Sourbis (10, 16, 20, 23, 25/10  & 1/11/2020)
Nikos Kοtenidis (11, 14, 18, 30/10  & 8, 15/11/2020)

Goro
Nicholas Stefanou (10, 16, 20, 23, 25/10  & 1/11/2020)
Yannis Kalyvas (11, 14, 18, 30/10  & 8, 15/11/2020)

Yamadori
Marios Sarantidis

Bonze
Yanni Yannissis (10, 16, 20, 23, 25/10  & 1/11/2020)
Dimitris Kassioumis (11, 14, 18, 30/10  & 8, 15/11/2020)

Yakuside
Petros Salatas

Imperial Commissioner
Dionisos Tsantinis (10, 16, 20, 25/10  & 1, 15/11/2020)
Georgios Papadimitriou (11, 14, 18, 23, 30/10  & 8/11/2020)

Official registrar
Theodoros Aivaliotis (10, 16, 20, 25/10  & 1, 15/11/2020)
Theodoros Moraitis (11, 14, 18, 23, 30/10  & 8/11/2020)

Cio-Cio-San’s mother
Amalia Avloniti (10, 16, 20, 25/10  & 1, 15/11/2020)
Zoe Apiranthitou (11, 14, 18, 23, 30/10  & 8/11/2020)

Aunt
Vaya Kofou (10, 16, 20, 25/10  & 1, 15/11/2020)
Elisaveta Klonovskaya (11, 14, 18, 23, 30/10  & 8/11/2020)

Cousin
Fotini Chatzidaki (10, 16, 20, 25/10  & 1, 15/11/2020)
Thei Stavrou (11, 14, 18, 23, 30/10  & 8/11/2020)

With the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the GNO

 

Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €42, €50, €55, €70|
Students, children: €12 |
Limited visibility seats: €10


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Opera

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Available Dates

  • 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 30 Oct 2020
  • 01, 08, 15 Nov 2020

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays: 18.30) | clock

 

 The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach

 

Production sponsor

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Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is a milestone work for the Greek National Opera, as it is the first opera ever staged by it as a newly-founded organization, on 25 October 1940, three days prior to the declaration of the Greco-Italian war. That historic premiere, held on the National Theatre’s main stage, was attended by the composer’s son, Antonio Puccini, and the Italian Ambassador in Athens Emanuele Grazzi, who, a few hours later, would deliver to the Greek government the Italian ultimatum threatening war.
This year, which marks the 80th anniversary of the Greek National Opera, Butterfly returns to GNO’s new home, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, not only to celebrate the anniversary, but also to signal the GNO’s return to action after the pandemic, and to show that art and culture not only survive in the most adverse conditions, but also constitute man and society’s driving force.
The direction, sets and costumes of the production, which had premiered at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and now comes back revived in a new version tailored to the Stavros Niarchos Hall’s stage, bear the stamp of Hugo de Ana.
It is an impressive production with traditional Japanese costumes and sets, as well as video projections that offer a spectacular illustration of the country of the rising sun. The cast includes great Greek and foreign protagonists, leading the celebrated soprano Ermonela Jaho, that has been described by the Economist as “the world’s most acclaimed soprano”, along with internationally renowned soprano Kristīne Opolais, whom the Greek audience had the chance to enjoy 12 years ago in the role of Tosca. Greek National Opera’s leading singer Cellia Costea will also perform the title role. The cast is completed by Gianluca Terranova, Dimitris Paksoglou, Dionysios Sourbis, Nikos Kotenidis, etc.