The Teatro del Libertador prepares 4 new performances of “Madama Butterfly”
The premiere of the unprecedented production of Madama Butterfly at the Teatro del Libertador will be on November 4. The stage direction is in charge of Rafael Reyeros and Cristina Morini, the preparation of the lyrical choir is by Camilo Santostefano and the general direction is by the teacher Jongwhi Vakh. The cast, for its part, is led by Ivanna Speranza, Darío Schmunck, Alejandra Malvino and Federico Finocchiaro.
With the passing of the days, the stage box is seeing Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly mature, which will be on stage after seven years of absence from opera and since the same title was given for the last time at the Teatro del Libertador, in the 2005 season, under the general direction of Maestro Mario Perusso.
The entire Machinery section is devoted today to the assembly of Scenography and Lighting. The technical staff assembles the structure that will serve as the core of the dramatic action, while consulting the plan or architecture of the stage, in which the layout of the scenery and lighting components is indicated.
To support a heavy structure of pipes that ends up forming a cube, the new grid built after the last heritage restoration and technological adaptation of the stage box is used; the original grill is from 1891, it is made of wood and works manually.
It is one of the most performed operas in the world. Praised for its musicality, the aria “Un bel dì, vedremo” (One day we will see) is considered one of the most beautiful songs in operatic literature.
Madama Butterfly will be on stage on Friday the 4th, Sunday the 6th, Tuesday the 8th and Thursday the 10th of November, at 8 pm, with a performance by the Córdoba Symphony Orchestra, the Córdoba Polyphonic Choir and an outstanding cast of solo voices, the stage direction It is in charge of a couple with their own name in the performing arts, Rafael Reyeros and Cristina Morini, the preparation of the lyrical choir is by Camilo Santostefano and the general direction is by the teacher Jongwhi Vakh.
The leading roles are performed by two casts, namely: the sopranos Ivanna Speranza (4, 6, 8) and Cecilia Leunda (10), in the role of Cio-Cio-San; the tenors Darío Schmunck (4, 6, 8) and Gustavo Serrano (10), in the role of Pinkerton; Alejandra Malvino (4, 6, 8) and Inés Brusco (10) -contraltos- as Suzuki; baritone Federico Finocchiaro, Sharpless; Gerardo Martínez -tenor-, Goro; the tenor José Curado, in the role of Prince Yamadori; contralto Pia Gray as Kate Pinkerton; bass Federico Bildoza, Bonzo; and Leonardo Pérez -bass-, Commissioner.
The set design, costumes, props and characterization belong to Rafael Reyeros, Lighting by Federico Carabajal, Makeup and hairstyles are in charge of Cecilia Díaz. The realization of scenery, costumes, props correspond to the technical areas of the Teatro del Libertador.