About the Event
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Palau de la Música Catalana and experience the stunning architecture of Barcelona. Here, you can witness a truly extraordinary concert that will awaken your understanding and appreciation for opera.
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly is an internationally acclaimed opera that is frequently performed and highly regarded. It is a masterpiece from the early 20th century (1904) that never fails to move and surprise audiences. Based on David Belasco's theater drama, this opera captivates with its wonderful orchestration and melodic inspiration.
The opera is a perfect blend of realism and exoticism, creating an intense and passionate experience. Madama Butterfly tells a tragic story that is both deeply penetrating and emotionally resonant. Its timeless tale has the power to touch hearts like no other.
- Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly
Cast / Production
Orchestra NovAria Filharmonia
Adolf Gassol, musical conductor
Marta Finestres, choir conductor
Sergi Giménez, stage management
Sarah Zhai, international director
NovAria Artists, staging
Ben aisit, production and communication
Núria Serra, choreography
Álvaro Duran, stage director
Montse Miralles, costume designer
Roger Griño, characterization
Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a dazzling building situated in the northern part of Barcelona's Old Town. An architectural jewel of the Catalan Art Nouveau style, built between 1905 and 1908, its rich interior displays the work of the region's artisans in the form of stained-glass windows, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and blacksmithing. The extensive use of glass in the construction of the venue creates stunningly radiant interiors. The dusty red facade of the Palau is decorated with busts of great composers including Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, and colorful mosaics in floral patterns. The centre of the Palau is the magnificent concert hall, entirely lit by natural sunlight due to the extraordinary skylight in the centre of the richly ornate ceiling, which is popular for symphonic and chamber music. According to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect who designed the Palau, the aim was to create a “garden for music” – an objective he definitely managed to achieve.
Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the late 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian Opera, second only to Verdi. His early works were characterised by features of the traditional 19th century romantic Italian opera. Later, his style developed into the realistic verismo style, which inspired him to write his most famous masterpieces and became one of the leading exponents of the style. His most renowned works La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all are popular operas played in the most prestigious venues of the classical world.