On October 21 & 23, Kristine Opolais stars as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Teatro Verdi in Salerno. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts Puccini’s powerful score in Giandomenico Vaccari’s production.

Ms. Opolais shares the stage with Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, Martina Belli as Suzuki, Massimo Cavalletti as Sharpless, Enzo Peroni as Goro, Carlo Striuli as Uncle Bonzo, Paolo Gloriante as Prince Yamadori, and Miriam Artiaco as Kate Pinkerton. Previous critical acclaim as Cio-Cio-San:

“Ms. Opolais’s voluptuous, expressive voice soared over Puccini’s dense orchestration, and there were riveting moments in her portrayal, as the naïve young Butterfly evolves from a shy, love-struck girl to a heartbroken, outraged mother whose faith in her husband is shattered.”

-Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

Photo: © Polina Viljun