Greek National Opera – Vassilis Christopoulos – Olivier Py

Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini

Following the enormously successful Wozzek (2020), world-renowned French director Olivier Py, Artistic Director of Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and former director of Festival d'Avignon (2014-2022), returns to the Greek National Opera. This time he is set to direct one of Puccini’s most popular masterworks, Madama Butterfly, on the stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Idiosyncratic aspects of the Japanese musical tradition, climaxes, chamber music qualities and outbursts alongside the entire orchestra lend Butterfly its unique character and breathe a special life into it. The production is realized with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, aiming to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach and sponsors MYTILINAIOS company & EUROBANK