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An Excellent Staging

'Madama Butterfly' at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera,
appreciated by GIUSEPPE PENNISI


The Teatro dell'Opera of Rome is in a very severe financial stringency. Its management is attempting to overcome this by making savings on new productions and by reviving old productions with an eye to the audience's favorites and, of course, to the box office. It is not a bad idea because it gives the opportunity to see some very good yet old productions that, in a 'season theatre', after a few performances, tend to disappear forever.

Madama Butterfly, on the Rome Opera stage until 28 May 2010, is a case in point. This production was originally conceived for the 'Teatro Comunale' of Bologna as part of a program where young stage directors would work side-by-side with well-known architects...

Copyright © 23 May 2010 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy







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