By Levent Kisi
ANTALYA, Turkey (AA) - Award-winning Turkish opera singer Burcu Uyar will perform the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly this Thursday in Antalya, on the Turkish Mediterranean.
According to the Antalya State Opera and Ballet, the performance will be directed by Yigit Gursoy, and it will be sung in Italian with Turkish surtitles.
The production features an impressive cast accompanied by a live orchestra under the baton of conductor Tulio Gagliardo.
Uyar, who has won numerous awards in Europe, has also performed at Deutsche Oper Berlin and La Scala in Milan, where the opera actually premiered in 1904.
Madama Butterfly tells the tragic story of a Geisha living in Nagasaki, Japan with her husband. Puccini is known as one of the greatest composers of Italian opera.
*Writing by Burak Dag