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Madama Butterfly at Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Greek National Opera |

Madama Butterfly, this masterpiece of the operatic repertory by Giacomo Puccini, will be staged on four nights, in a new production at the Herod Atticus Theatre.
The opera is directed by the acclaimed Argentinean director Hugo de Ana. The story of the tragic love affair between the 15-year-old geisha Cio-Cio San and B. F. Pinkerton, an officer of the American Navy, unfolds on the stage in a grand production with impressive sets and a cast of internationally renowned artists that includes a plethora of great Greek and foreign performers. The performances will be conducted by the GNO’s Artistic Director, Myron Michailidis.

Conductor: Myron Michailidis
Director – Sets – Costumes: Hugo de Ana

PREMIERE 27 JULY 2013
27, 28, 30, 31 July 2013

ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS – NEW PRODUCTION
Starts at 21.00

Projection designs: Sergio Metalli – Ideogamma
Lighting Vinicio Cheli
Movement: Leda Lojodice
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Libretto translation: Maria Mourkoussi

Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly): Maria Luigia Borsi (27, 30/7)
Cellia Costea (28-31/7)
Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s maid: Olesya Petrova 
Kate, Pinkerton’s wife: Marissia Papalexiou
Pinkerton, Lieutenant in the United States Navy: Walter Fraccaro (27, 30/7)
Luciano Ganci (28, 31/7)
Sharpless, United States consul at Nagasaki: Dimitri Platanias (27, 30/7)
Dionyssis Sourbis (28, 31/7)
Goro, a marriage broker: Charalambos Alexandropoulos
Yamadori: Charalambos Velissarios
Bonze, Cio-Cio-San’s uncle: Tassos Apostolou 
Yakuside: Petros Salatas
Imperial commissioner: Pavlos Sampsakis 
Official registrar: Sotiris Kolydas
Cio-Cio-San’s mother: Amalia Avloniti 
Aunt: Vaya Kofou
Cousin: Fotini Chatzidaki 
Dolore, Cio-Cio-San’s child: tba 

With the participation of the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the GNO 

Ticket sales

Olympia Theatre Box Office
210 3662 100

Greek Festival Box Office 
210 3272 000

e-bookings: www.nationalopera.gr

Ticket Prices

€25, 45, 55, 60, 85, 100, Children & Students €15

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