De Nationale Opera van Oekraïne, Odessa
This opera by Puccini is world famous. The aria Un bel dì vedremo is one of the most beautiful arias for sopranos in opera literature. The Japanese geisha Cio-Cio San, nicknamed Butterfly, marries the American army officer Pinkerton. He leaves her upon which Butterfly's family turns against her. Madama Butterfly gives birth to a son and waits for the father. When Pinkerton returns, he has brought his new American wife with him.
The National Opera of Ukraine, Odessa performs Madama Butterfly in a new staging. This modern version is set with a sober design by designer Karl Spanhak. Powerful voices perform the moving arias and duets in one of the most beloved operas in history.