Directing with "elegance and refinement" (Rinascita), Pier Luigi Pizzi has
produced a classical staging of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece from the
Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata. Under the musical direction of
Daniele Callegari, "who confers breadth and depth" (Gazzetta di Parma) to
the score, the superior cast is dominated by Raffaella Angeletti
("certainly one of the best Butterflies of our time" - ForumOpera.com)
in the title role. She is supported by Massimo Pisapia as Pinkerton,
Annunziata Vestri as Suzuki and Claudio Sgura as Sharpless.