Jennifer Rowley kicks off the new year with her greatly anticipated house debut at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi, who has been an advocate for her career, Ms. Rowley revisits this poignant role after her debut at Palm Beach Opera, where Palm Beach Daily News hailed her performance, saying:
“Rowley was powerful as Cio-Cio-San, receiving enthusiastic applause for her performance of “Un bel di vedremo.” She portrayed an intentional Butterfly and avoided conveying an ingénue. She sang with feeling and conviction, sailing through her high notes and blossoming in the second act.”
Performance dates include January 20 & 27. Rowley shares the stage with an excellent cast of singers, including Caterina Piva as Suzuki, Alena Sautier as Kate Pinkerton, Matteo Lippi as FB Pinkerton, Alessandro Luongo as Sharpless, Manuel Pierattelli as Goro, Paolo Orecchia as Prince Yamadori, and Luciano Leoni as Uncle Bonzo, among others.
Photo: Matthew Holler