Madama Butterfly / Paris

  • Opéra National de Paris Place de la Bastille Paris, IDF France

The revival of Robert Wilson's signature production of Madama Butterfly, which originated at the National Opera Paris in 1993, features exquisite costumes by Frida Parmeggiani and choreography by the late Japanese artist and long-time collaborator of Wilson, Suzushi Hanayagi. Robert Wilson aimed at directing a refined version, outside of the all the "fake Japanese, cherry blossom and all of the traditional clichés on Japanese culture". The aesthetics of this production and the acting are largely inspired by Butoh, a Japanese form of dance characterized by slow motion, poetry and minimalism.

The production has been shown at The Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, The Bolshoi Theater Moscow, Los Angeles Opera and others, and remains in the Paris Opera's repertoire.

More information and tickets here.

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