These Lake Constance operas, performed on the largest “floating” stage in the world, are legendary. The beauty of the natural backdrop of the lake, the over-dimensional stage sets, the technical innovations and the unique acoustics are all contributing factors.
Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece "Madame Butterfly"
The Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, called Butterfly, revels in happiness when the American lieutenant Pinkerton marries her. The love culminates in an enchanting duet. It is a clash of worlds and values, because while Pinkerton feels free and marries an American woman back home, Butterfly, who is full of love, hope and longing, waits for his return for three long years – together with their child. Her well-known aria »Un bel dì vedremo« goes right into the heart. When Pinkerton suddenly returns with his American wife, Cio-Cio-San makes an inevitable decision
Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, one of the most played operas today, comes to the Seebühne for the first time with Enrique Mazzola, who was also responsible for the Rigoletto production, conducting. Director Andreas Homoki, who is the artistic director of the Opernhaus Zürich, and his internationally renowned team use Michael Levine’s magical stage set with its subtle landscape paintings to bring Japanese flair to Lake Constance.
The opera 2022 takes place from the 20th of July until 21th of August 2022.