Winner of the St. Petersburg's most prestigious theater prize "Golden Soffit" in the 2005-2006 season. in the category "Best Performance in Musical Theatre".
Performed in Italian.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain in the memory of all the people an example of inhuman cruelty and selfishness for the sake of their own desire to assert itself at the expense of the suffering of others. The director of the play, Yuri Alexandrov, undertook not only to convey the events that occurred in Japan after the atomic bomb explosion, but to create an environment on the scene, to every viewer penetrated overwhelming and enduring severe pain from the tragedy and fatal loneliness. The almost complete absence of any superfluous decoration and props allows you to tune in to the same naked soul of man, who lived in Japan in the postwar period. Living in extreme poverty and hunger.
Yuri Alexandrov tried not only to connect the tragedy of love of Lucretia in the English version of the play, the French version of La Traviata and Japanese Cio-Cio-San in a single image, but also to create their own stage work. For him it was important to convey untold suffering and inconsolable despair of a woman who in all circumstances - all the same woman.
The feeling that came from Pinkerton (one of the main characters), Madame Butterfly, reminiscent, rather, "a humanitarian handout" from the great USA. The American officer seduces, deceives, leaves with the child, and then takes it and, as in his time took the honor, a poor Cio-Cio-San. The young Japanese woman can not stand the last test ...
Libretto: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa the drama of David Belasco
Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov
Premiere: February 3, 2006
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes