2011-10-13 Madama Butterfly (G. Puccini), Wiener Staatsoper

Cio-cio-san, aka Butterfly = Daniela Dessi
B.F.Pinkerton = Marian Talaba
Sharpless = Eijiro Kai
Suzuki = Juliette Mars
Goro = Herwig Pecoraro
Yamadori = Peter Jelosits
Kate Pinkerton = Jeanine De Bique
Onkle Bonze = Alexandru Moisiuc
Der kaiserliche Kommissär = Marcus Pelz
Der Standesbeamte = Martin Müller
Mutter Cio-Cio-Sans = Arina Holecek
Base = Denisa Danielová

Patrick Lange, conductor

Regie - Josef Gielen
Bühnenbild - Tsugouharu Foujita
Kostüme - Tsugouharu Foujita
I really liked Eijiro Kai as Sharpless. Marian Talaba was even from front row a weak Pinkerton. He struggled with the singing. He was clearly not at ease. He was a great Stewa in JENUFA so why not in Madama Butterfly. Daniela Dessi was really good in act 2+3, I guess maybe it took me almost the act 1 to get it. The love duet was almost all Dessi, Talaba was too weak.

I loved my seat and that I could see what happened in the orchestra. They seemed to enjoy themselves, those men and women in the orchestra. I loved to watch the female first violinist. It gave depth to my understanding of the music of Giacomo Puccini.

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