Composer Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Japanese tragedy in three acts (1904)

recommended for 10 years and older

In Italian. With English and German surtitles.

Duration est. 2 hours 55 minutes

The U.S. Forces show their presence world-wide: American Lieutenant Pinkerton has an affair in Nagasaki with Cio-Cio San, "Madame Butterfly". He sails away. She then has his child. Three years later he returns to Japan – accompanied by his American wife and wants to take the child with him. Butterfly commits suicide.


  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper