The Teatro Real presents Madama Butterfly, by Puccini, with Marifé Nogales in the cast


The mezzo soprano Marifé Nogales will give life to Mrs Kate Pinkerton in the next production by the Teatro Real of Madrid, Madama Butterfly, which will be staged from June 27th through July 21st. The famous tragedia giapponese in three acts by Puccini, with libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the play Madame Butterfly by David Belasco, is one of the operas most frequently performed on stages all around the world. It tells the story of an adolescent geisha who marries and is then abandoned by a U.S. Navy lieutenant. On stage with Marifé Nogales will be, among others, Ermonela Jaho in the role of Cio-Cio-San, Enkelejda Shkosa as Suzuki and Jorge de León as Pinkerton, accompanied by the Coro y Orquesta del Teatro Real. They will all be led musically by Marco Armiliato. Stage direction will be by Mario Gas, who takes the story to a 1930s film set.
The recent performances and upcoming engagements of the mezzo soprano from Guipúzcua include Manon Lescaut and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the ABAO, Un avvertimento ai gelosi at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Le cinesi at the Fundación Juan March, Carmen at the Kursaal in San Sebastina and Thaïs, in concert version, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.