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LNOBT - Didžioji salė

an opera in 3 acts, sung in Italian

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco‘s play Madame Butterfly, written after John Luter Long‘s short story, based upon Pierre Loti‘s novel Madame Chrysanthème

Music Director David Parry (United Kingdom)
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Director Anthony Minghella (United Kingdom)
Associate Director and Choreographer Carolyn Choa (United Kingdom)
Set Designer Michael Levine (Canada)
Costume Designer Han Feng (China)
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford (United Kingdom)
Puppets created by the Blind Summit Theatre (United Kingdom)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Co-production between the LNOBT, English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera

Premiere: 23 March, 2006
Running time: 3.30 hrs.

“The first thing to say about English National Opera's new Puccini production is that it is stunningly pretty. The second thing to say is that, well, it is stunningly pretty. And the third thing… Forget the opera – admire the stage pictures. This Butterfly is so visually entrancing it doesn't matter what the story is about or whether it touches the heart. From the first note to last, the eyes have it”, – wrote Financial Times after the premiere in London. The director of this production Anthony Minghella was a laureate of eight Academy Awards, known to the world as a famous director and screenwriter of The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Cold Mountain. The production of Madam Butterfly at the English National Opera marked director’s debut in the field of opera and proved to be highly successful. It won the prestigious Lawrence Olivier prize as the best opera premiere of 2005 and was presented in Vilnius after six months, on 23 March, 2006 – it was soon named one of the best opera productions of all times to be shown at the LNOBT. Speaking of the differences between productions in London and Vilnius, the director himself claimed the latter was deeper, more subtle, revealing more meaning and poetry.

Lietuvos nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras
A. Vienuolio g. Vilnius
Telephone: +370 5 262 0727

Company code: 190753881 
VAT code: LT907538811 
A. Vienuolio 1 str. 
01104, Vilnius (Lithuania)

+370 5 262 0727

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