23 april 2020 Yoana Zhelezcheva And Orlin Goranov In "Madama Butterfly" Giacomo Puccini Opera will be broadcast online on Saturday, 25.04.2020, at 20.30 p.m.
Madamа Butterfly - the tragedy of a woman in love - the eternal story of the devastatingly strong feelings of a fully committed female heart
you will have the opportunity to watch Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madam Butterfly" as part of the program "Together in the Crisis", a joint idea and realization of the cultural institutions in Bulgaria.
The opera was developed in the early 19th and 20th centuries in Nagasaki. This story is about a young geisha, Cho-Cho-san, who was named Butterfly, for her beauty and grace. Geisha is in love with Lieutenant Pinkerton of the US Navy. The sense of the fate of feelings and its inner impulse is so strong, and it resists and marries the traditions of its people. The beloved heart does not allow its rhythm of love to be beaten by the calculus and inconsistency of the heart of its chosen one…
Madamа Butterfly's story is the tragedy of a clash of two worlds: Western and Eastern, male and female, extroverted and introverted. And the paradox is that a civilized man has actually turned out to be a barbarian, such as an attitude, disclaimer, lack of feelings and desires, disrespect for a man's word, denial by the holiness of words of love that devote two people to one another. But for the young Japanese, the ancient traditions that seem "wild" and archaic enough for Western thinking, the notions of "sacred union," "loyalty," "devotion," "love," have a weight greater than even the cost of itself. life.
Cho-cho-san is a beautiful woman wearing the typical features of Eastern spirituality. But despite its seeming fragility, the Butterfly showed an endurance, following its principles to the end of its earthly journey, marked by tragic sacrifice.
Actors and contractors:
Cho-Cho-San (Madam Butterfly) - Yoana Zhelezcheva
Pinkerton - Orlin Goranov - guest
Sharples - Marian Jovanoski
Suzuki - Vera Zhelezova - Guest
Kate Pinkerton - Lina Peeva
Goro - Daniel Ostretsov - guest
Prince Yamadori - Lubomir Todorov
Uncle Bonzo - Tosho Gerdjikov
Notary public - Veselin Spasov
Cho-Cho-san's mother, Nevena Mihaylova
Conductor - Dejan Savich
Director - Alexander Tekeliev
Set design - Boris Stoynov
Costume Designer - Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova
Conductor of the Choir - Mariela Boncheva-Cholakova
Plastic - Grisha Roglev
Concertmaster - Jordan Kovachev
History of Creation:
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the world ruled the fashion of everything east, so a small novel, created and published in the magazine by American writer J. Long, called not only for readers but also for playwright David Belasco. He writes the play "Geisha" based on this short work that interests the troupe at the Prince's Theater in London.
The Madame Butterfly opera Puccini originally wrote in two acts. The composer opens the plot of his sixth opera during his fifth film in London. There, he watches a one-act play by David Belasco, Geisha, inspired by the novel by French writer Pierre Loti, Madame Chrysanthème (1887), and by John Luther Long's short story, Madame Butterfly, 1898. According to some researchers, Butterfly's story is based on true Butterfly stories. happened in Nagasaki around 1890. Puccini wrote five versions of the opera. The premiere of the original, two-act play, a February 17, 1904 version of the Scala of Milan, and surprisingly failed, despite the presence of soprano singer Rosina Storchio, tenor Giovanni Zenatello and baritone Giuseppe Di Luca in the lead roles. This happens not only because of the lengthy second act but also because of insufficient time for rehearsals. Puccini reworks the opera, splitting II into two and making some more changes. On May 28, 1904, this version of Butterfly was put in Brescia and its success was triumphant. Two years later Puccini wrote a third version of the opera presented at the New York Metropolitan Opera, and a year later, in 1907, the composer made new changes to the score, and this fourth revision of Madame Butterfly was played in Paris. That same year, the composer edited the opera for the fifth, last time, and this is what is today called the "standard version" in which "Madam Butterfly" is usually played on world opera stages.