Madame Butterfly




Madame Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini




Production available thanks to the cooperation between the Teatro Colón, the Latin American Opera network and Royal Swedish Opera together with the Ópera Vision platform.

A guileless Japanese girl gives up everything to marry a lieutenant in the US Navy. But when he suddenly leaves the country, she is determined to wait patiently until he sails back into harbour.
The last of Puccini’s ‘big three’ operas, Madama Butterfly is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian sings the title role in this colourful production from the Royal Swedish Opera set amongst the glitz and kitsch of postwar Japan.


Music Giacomo Puccini
Text Luigi Illica y Giuseppe Giacosa

Conductor: Lawrence Renes
Director: Kirsten Harms
Set Designer & Costume Designer: Herbert Murauer
Lighting Designer: Torben Lendorph
Dramaturg: Katarina Aronsson

Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San): Asmik Grigorian
Suzuki: Katarina Leoson
Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton: Daniel Johansson
Sharpless: Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
Goro: Niklas Björling Rygert
Prince Yamadori: Magnus Kyhle
Kate Pinkerton: Kristina Hanson
Bonze, Cio-Cio-san's uncle: John Erik Eleby
Yakuside, Cio-Cio-san's uncle: Ian Power
The Official Registrar: Henrik Hugo
The Imperial Commissioner: Andreas Lundmark
Cio-Cio-san's mother: Kristina Wennberg
Cio-Cio-san's cousins: Cecilia Nannesson, Jessica Forsell Clarhäll
Cio-Cio-san's aunt: Anna Danielsson
Cio-Cio-san's child: John Österlund