opera director

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Press Reviews

«The conflict between two cultures, unknown to eachother, was told mercilessly and concisely, as well as the weaknesses and illusions of all actors were illuminated in a judgement-free manner - that was just as coherent as it was thrilling - that’s what an opera production should be like.»

DAS OPERNGLAS, J.B Report, 03.2019

«Director Béatrice Lachaussée tells the plot without unnecessary ingredients and without a moral finger, and still owes the work nothing.»

WESER KURIER, Wolfgang Denker, 27.12.2018


Stadttheater Bremerhaven
Premiere on 25th of december 2018

Conductor Marc Niemann
Stage director Béatrice Lachaussée
Satge and costume designer Nele Ellegiers
Choir conductor Mario Orlando El Fakih Hernández
Dramaturge Juliane Piontek
Japanese mouvement training Kazuyo Nozawa / Chieko Fumikura-Fuhrmann

Cio-Cio-San Judith Kuhn
Suzuki Patrizia Häusermann
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton Costa Latsos
Sharpless Alexandru Aghenie
Goro MacKenzie Gallinger
Fürst Yamadori Christopher Busietta
Onkel Bonzo Leo Yeun-Ku Chu
Kate Pinkerton Victoria Kunze
Child Naomi Kihenanea Gallinger / Clarissa Madoka Shiga

Opernchor des Stadttheaters Bremerhaven
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven

Photographs ©Heiko Sandelmann