La Scala

Madama Butterfly

In Cinemas 10, 11, 12 & 15 Feb 2017
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala
Maria José Siri (Madama Butterfly), Annalisa Stroppa (Suzuki), Bryan Hymel (F. B. Pinkerton), Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro)
Giacomo Puccini
Alvis Hermanis
Set Design
Alvis Hermanis and Leila Fteita
3h including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 7 Dec 2016
Official Event Listing
  • The orchestra under Chailly makes it clear that this was always a structurally and harmonically innovative work. This was a performance endowed with abundant detail, an impressive depth of sound and a suppleness in lyrical passages.
    Chailly coaxed the most ecstatic playing from the orchestra. Every time there was a solo string line, it sang with voluptuous warmth. From the daintiest flute motif to the glittering depiction of dawn, Chailly revealed the brilliance of the writing.
    Mark Pullinger, BACHTRACK

New Production! Your invitation to the prestigious, official Gala opening night of the La Scala season!

Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly and acclaimed Latvian director Alvis Hermanis present an opportunity to discover the audacious original version of Puccini’s beloved classic, hotly contested at its 1904 La Scala premiere. The terrific cast orbits around Cio-Cio-San played by Maria José Siri, an emerging soprano on the greatest international stages. 

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside.


La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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