Sesto Quatrini Leads Teatro La Fenice’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

By Francisco Salazar

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is set to open at the Teatro La Fenice.

The opera will be conducted by Sesto Quatrini, who has performed the Puccini opus on several occasions.

“I love ‘Madama Butterfly’ so much. It’s probably the opera that I’ve seen and heard live the most often. When I was working at the Metropolitan, for two whole seasons I followed all the performances from the audience and fell deeply in love with Anthony Minghella’s extraordinary Butterfly full of imagery,” Quatrini said in an official press statement released by the Teatro La Fenice regarding his relationship with the work. “Life takes us on marvelous, unexpected journeys and, a few years later, I had the honor and the pleasure of debuting exactly the same version of this work on the podium of my theatre in Vilnius which, together with the Met and the English National Opera, is its co-producer. This season, besides conducting it at the end of January for three performances, again in Vilnius, I’m delighted to be back with this work at one of the theater I love the most: La Fenice.”

The opera will star Monica Zanettin in the title role, Manuela Custer, Vincenzo Costanzo, and Alberto Mastromarino. Àlex Rigola’s production will be revived from Sept. 10 to 22, 2022.