The Summer Festival of the Teatro Auditorio San Lorenzo de El Escorial presents, on 25 and 27 July, the premiere in the Community of Madrid of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, with a staging set in the 1940s, during the Second World War.
This version will feature the Verum Symphony Orchestra and Choir, under the musical direction of Giuseppe Finzi. The main role of the Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San will be played by the well-known soprano Ainhoa Arteta (pictured). In this production, the aim is to take the viewer’s vision of the evolution of Cio-Cio San one step further, by capturing the character’s inner destruction in the scenography and warlike atmosphere of the conflict that, between 1941 and 1945, marked a before and after in our history. More information in this link.