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Opera in three acts (1904)
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
in Italian with German surtitles


20 July 2022 - 9.15 p.m., Seebühne

Program and cast

Musical director Enrique Mazzola, Yi-Chen Lin
Director Andreas Homoki
Set designer Michael Levine
Costume designer Antony McDonald
Lighting designer Franck Evin
Video designer Luke Halls
Choreographer Lucy Burge
Sound designer Alwin Bösch, Clemens Wannemacher
Choir directors Lukáš Vasilek, Benjamin Lack

Bregenz Festival Choir | Prague Philharmonic Choir
Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Cio-Cio-San (called Butterfly) Celine Byrne, Elena Guseva, Barno Ismatullaeva
Suzuki Claudia Huckle, Aytaj Shikhalizada, Annalisa Stroppa
Kate Pinkerton Hamida Kristoffersen, Sabine Winter
B. F. Pinkerton Edgaras Montvidas, Jonathan Tetelman, ukasz Załęski
Sharpless Brian Mulligan, Brett Polegato, Yngve Søberg
Goro Michael Laurenz, Taylan Reinhard
The Prince Yamadori Omer Kobiljak, Patrik Reiter
Uncle bonze Levente Páll, Stanislav Vorobyov
The imperial commissioner Unnsteinn Árnason

Bregenzer Festspiele - Seebühne

How to get here

Arrival by public transport

In order to avoid congestion on the roads and possible delays, we recommend that you set off for Bregenz in good time and, if possible, travel by public transport. An admission ticket to a Bregenz Festival event entitles the holder to free travel by bus and train within the Vorarlberg Public Transport Network on the day of the event. For the return journey after a performance on the Seebühne, there is an additional train service to Bludenz and Lindau in Germany as well as additional bus services to Lustenau, the Bregenz Forest, Hörbranz/Hohenweiler and Rheineck in Switzerland. (Restrictions apply if the performance is transferred to the Festspielhaus owing to bad weather.) Extra municipal bus services within Bregenz are also laid on. The bus terminal and railway station are only five minutes' walk from the Festspielhaus. Simply follow the signposts!


Arrival by car

Visitors coming by car will find plenty of public car parks (subject to charges) in Bregenz. Please follow the routing system – 'Parkleitsystem' – which guides drivers to car parks where there are free spaces. Information displays are posted on access roads into the town. Near the Festspielhaus you will find a large number of metered parking spaces. The Festspielhaus and the Seebühne are max. 15 minutes' walk away.

If you are coming from Switzerland, we recommend the following route, given the existing traffic situation: leave the motorway at the exit Au for the border crossing at Au/Lustenau; then drive in the direction of Dornbirn, join the motorway at Dornbirn Süd, and exit at Bregenz City Tunnel (NB: a motorway toll sticker is required when travelling on Austrian motorways).


Arrival by plane

InterSky, the official carrier of the Bregenz Festival, offers direct connections from Berlin, Hamburg und Düsseldorf to Friedrichshafen.

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