WHEN: 9th November 19.55
WHERE: Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (CAM), Venetian Harbour, Chania
Entrance: € 15,-, students, unemployed, disabled € 10,-
Duration: 3hours 12 minutes
Broadcast with Greek and English subtitles.
Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, live from the Metropolitan Opera of New York – with Hui He in the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her, and Placid Domingo in his role as Sharpless.
The opera takes place in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the last century, at a time of expanding American international presence. Japan was hesitantly defining its global role, and Nagasaki was one of the country’s few ports open to foreign ships. Temporary marriages for foreign sailors were not unusual.