Puccini Dec 21, Puccini Feb 1, Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha of the title, who disastrously falls in love with American Navy lieutenant B. Pinkerton Marcello Giordani , only to be abandoned by him.
Maria Zifchak is her loyal servant Suzuki and Dwayne Croft is Sharpless, the sympathetic American consul who does all he can but is unable to avert tragedy. Our website has been optimized for viewing in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Cartaz de Madama Butterfly litografia de Adolfo Hohenstein , Idioma original. Giacomo Puccini. Luigi Illica e Giuseppe Giacosa.
Tipo do enredo. Ano de estreia. Queen Symphonic 16th February The international concert sensation, Queen Symphonic, comes to the UK for nine shows of Queen's greatest hits on an epic scale! The Classic Rock Show 18th February Glasgow Philharmonia Movies to Musicals 21st February A Song for Maggies 23rd February To support the good work that Maggie's does, enjoy this special concert offering a unique one-off performance of all your favourite songs by the full Farmers Choir AT Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Brendan Cole: Show Man 27th February Join us for a night of beautiful Ballroom magic and high-energy Latin passion with the charismatic Brendan Cole, and experience the ultimate Show Man at his best! La Boheme 2nd March Clannad 6th March Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
King Creosote 12th March Pride of Ireland: St. Join an all star cast of Ireland's most talented performers at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as they take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture! Glorious mezzo Jennifer Johnston sings Butterfly's maid Suzuki, a difficult role requiring a combination of deference and genuine despair at her mistress's disastrous alliance.
She gets it just right. And baritone Gary Magee as Sharpless and tenor Harry Nicoll as Goro both lend impressive weight to their tricky roles. Yannis Lavoris's designs beautifully lit by Robert B Dickson look terrific in a restrained, sepia-toned manner that eschews any move towards a gawdy, 'Japanesy', sub-Mikado look, and Francesco Corti conducts the muscular orchestra with an innate understanding of this quote-laden score. Incongruously, Scotland has some claim to this opera, as the novella on which it is based is said to have been inspired by Thomas Blake Glover, a 19th-century Scotsman who became a successful Nagasaki merchant and fathered a son whom he had adopted.
Scottish Opera's excellent touring policy means that Stoke-on-Trent, Edinburgh and Aberdeen will also have a chance to see this first-class production. Don't miss it. See scottishopera. Anthony Holden is away. Topics Music The Observer.Madame Butterfly marks a turn-of-the-century interest in exoticism. The entire score is tinged with Japanese color by using pentatonic and whole-tone passages along with instrument combinations evoking the timbres of gagaku orchestra (with harp, flute, piccolo, and bells).