Madama Butterfly at the Liceu

In the more than 100 years of existence, Madama Butterfly has been one of their most well received by the public operas and is considered the most popular Puccini opera. In this season, the Liceu has scheduled two periods (in March and July 2013) with a total of 13 functions 4 different distributions of the highest level.
Madama Butterfly is possibly one of the operas that best portrays, from the theatrical point of view, the intimate drama of its protagonist. a true monodrama. That dramatic quality guides the staging of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.. Cio-Cio-San's monodrama is enhanced with an elegant synthesis of Japanese and European stage tradition. A relationship that ceased to be anecdotal based on the theatrical postulates of contemporary drama. A staging of great formal austerity inspired by the centuries-old scenic spaces of Japanese theater (like noh and kabuki). A scenographic stripping to place the tragedy of Butterfly at the center of the staging. A drama subtly underscored by the symbolism of Japanese culture.