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Madama Butterfly di Giacomo Puccin

The Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE in collaboration with Emirates Palace are proud to present the sublime story of Madama Butterfly, a young Japanese geisha, who takes her own life for love, set in Nagasaki, Japan, in the 1900s by the great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini is his most famous and acclaimed opera.
The melodic richness of Puccini’s music, coupled with the beauty of the score by Illica and Giacosa transforms this fragile love-drunk girl into a monumental female persona.
This version avails itself of prestigious, internationally acclaimed, voices such as Soprano Monica De Rosa McKay in the title role of Cio-Cio San, the Tenor Gian Luca Pasolini as B.F.Pinkerton, the Baritone Gianfranco Montresor as Sharpless and the Mezzo-soprano Cristina Alunno in the role of Suzuki accompanied by the pianist-conductor Piero Corradino Giovannini.The entire opera is presented within an Oriental atmosphere with scenography especially designed to stage by the italian scenographer Massima Barone. An English-speaking actress will narrate within her acting an interpretation of her point of view on events, allowing the audience and those new to opera to enjoy the show.


8.00 pm

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Saturday, November 14, 2015