There's plenty of Eastern mysticism and brutal Western dominance in this Swedish chamber version of a true Puccini classic.
An abundance of interpretation envelops the encounter between sacrificial, Eastern mysticism and brutal Western dominance in this Swedish chamber version of Puccini’s masterpiece. Part big, tragic love story, part critical look at the world order; Mrs Butterfly could be the image of a country in Asia, Africa or South America and Mr. Pinkerton is, of course, the Western world. But despite the abuse, despite the lack of respect, the Japanese woman is genuinely in love with her disinterested, American man.
...That’s more or less the Skånska Operan's political and symbolic – and critical acclaimed, may we add – interpretation of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which will be performed in a Swedish spoken chamber version on the 30th of July – with eight singers and five musicians – in a space that’s frequently celebrated for its awe-inspiring rock-acoustics, but rarely gets used for classical music, namely Store Vega on Vesterbro.