Madama Butterfly

Q Theatre Company (Tokyo) / Theater Neumarkt (Zürich) / Satoko Ichihara

In her latest work, young Japanese director and writer Satoko Ichihara takes Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as a starting point and adapts it into a modern theatre production. The opera – about a young geisha who becomes pregnant by an American officer and takes her own life when he leaves her and remarries – was written 100 years ago ago, but the prejudices have not changed in the meantime. Whereas Puccini’s opera shows the Western man’s view of the Japanese woman, Ichihara reverses this in her Madama Butterfly. She reworks the opera into a story about the Western man through the eyes of a Japanese woman.

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