Madama Butterfly

Georges Bizet’s opera


Puccini’s beautiful opera about love and honour.


An opera

Giacomo Puccini
Musical director & conductor Paul Mägi
Director Robert Annus
Conductors Taavi Kull, Martin Sildos
Designer, scenographer Maarja Meeru
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla Theatre)

Cast Sigrid Mutso, Karmen Puis, Juhan Tralla, Tamar Nugis, Rasmus Kull, Jaan Willem Sibul, Märt Jakobson, Simo Breede, Anu-Mari Uuspõld
Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra and opera choir

For me the origin and destination of this production is music.
The music contains drama.
Listening to it, a dramatic plotline unfolds.
Everything else proceeds from music.
And the sun rises in the east.

Robert Annus, director

One of Puccini’s most beautiful operas, Madam Butterfly premiered on 17 February 1904 at La Scala in Milan.

In a small house near Nagasaki, American naval lieutenant Pinkerton and geisha Cio-Cio San, nicknamed Butterfly, get married. Pinkerton jokes about the ancient Japanese custom of entering into a marriage for 999 years. Although he is fond of Butterfly, he has plans to marry an American woman back home. But for Butterfly, Pinkerton is everything.

Premiered on 16 March 2019 in the Small Building of the Vanemuine.
Performed in: Italian
Surtitles on big screen: English, Estonian
App display languages: Estonian, English, Russian

Limited visibility from rows 2 – 4 of side balcony in Small Building of Vanemuine.


Sun 11.10.2020 16:00

Available seats: 180, Regular prices: 21-24 €, Discount prices: 16,80-21,60 €

Fri 06.11.2020 19:00

Available seats: 183, Regular prices: 21-24 €, Discount prices: 16,80-21,60 €

Sat 21.11.2020 19:00

Available seats: 173, Regular prices: 21-24 €, Discount prices: 16,80-21,60 €

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