Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on the drama David Belasco's “Geisha”
The premiere took place on February 17, 1904 in La Scala
Premiere in Astana Opera - April 15.16, 2016
The conductor is the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, the State Prize Laureate of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alan BURIBAEV, the stage director is Lorenzo AMATO, the set designer is Ezio FRIJERIO, the costume designer is Frank SCUARCHAPINO, the costume consultant is Junco KAMOHARA, the lighting designer is the graphics director. - the supplier - Erenbak TOIKENOV.
Conductor - Giuseppe AKUAVIVA
The lyrical drama about the love of a young geisha to the lieutenant of the American fleet for more than a hundred years invariably touches the hearts of viewers. Appeal to the story from the life of distant Japan responded to the widespread in European art of the late XIX and early XX century to the exotic, the desire of artists to enrich their palette with new colors. But Puccini did not set himself the special task of playing in the music of the national Japanese flavor. The main thing for him was the image of the human drama. The performance “Astana Opera” recreated a specific era - the twentieth century, the 40s. .