Ti racconto l'opera: Madama Butterfly
Join us in a journey into the world of opera through our introductory lectures.
Madama Butterfly – A lecture by Giovanni Bietti
Bietti, a fine musicologist and pianist very well-known among opera aficionados returns to the Massimo to present the delicate outline of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the tragical tale of the geisha Cio-cio-san. The young girl, firstly married by the young lieutenant Pinkerton, is suddently abandoned by her husband and left all alone in Japan. During the lecture we will listen to the touching music of the opera, influenced by Japanese music, wich Puccini studied in depth while mixing its peculiarities with the Western tradition.