Kirill Petrenko with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”

For her it is true love, for him just an affair: Puccini turned the story of the geisha Cio-Cio-San and an American naval lieutenant into one of the most poignant operas ever – creating music brimming with sophistication and atmosphere. Following the staging of the opera in Baden-Baden, Kirill Petrenko conducts a concert performance of Madama Butterfly in Berlin. The title role is sung by Eleonora Buratto, who has already enjoyed success as Cio-Cio-San at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The young star tenor Jonathan Tetelman joins her as Pinkerton.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko

Eleonora Buratto

Teresa Iervolino

Jonathan Tetelman

Aksel Daveyan

Tassis Christoyannis

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Kirill Petrenko Chief conductor since 2019
Giacomo Puccini composer
Eleonora Buratto soprano
Jonathan Tetelman tenor

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