Madama Butterfly //
Japanese tragedy in two acts · Libretto by Giuseppe Giacoso and Luigi Illica after the play by David Belasco · In Italian with German subtitles
The geisha Cho-Cho-San, called Butterfly, is under the false impression that her American ›husband‹, the naval officer Pinkerton, intends to offer her a new life in the land of opportunity. However, the only thing Pinkerton wants is to have some fun. Holding on to her hopes, Butterfly tragically loses grip on herself and on reality.