Talise Trevigne makes her house debut at Theater Basel as Cio-Cio-san in Puccini's Madama Butterfly

28 March 2019

Talise Trevigne makes her house debut at Theater Basel singing one of her signature roles Cio-Cio-san, Madama Butterfly.


The focus is on Talise Trevigne as Butterfly, who in the second part provides a wealth of vocal highlights with her nuance-rich voice.
Martina Wohlthat, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 31 March 2019

Talise has previously had great success in the role receiving outstanding reviews. Performances will run until 19 June.


Young and Beautiful. Naïve and True. These things have been attributed to the character of Butterfly and I am happy to say that Talise Trevigne’s interpretation was on point. Armed with a sumptuous soprano, her Butterfly was beguiling from start to finish. You knew when she was happy, sad, scared and/or angry. It was Butterfly’s world and Ms. Trevigne knew how to hold your attention. In her opening duet with Mr. Meers, the lovely "Bimba, Bimba, Non Piangere", you could hear the hope in her voice. While singing "Un bel dì", perhaps one of the most famous arias in the whole of soprano repertoire, you felt as if you were beside her as she talked about her missing husband’s arrival. But it was her closing aria, "Con onor muore", that truly brought that talent home.
Arts-Louisville.com, Annette Skaggs, 26 September 2016


...impressive US soprano Talise Trevigne's ... Act II Un bel di touches the heartstrings while her Che tua madre, addressed to her son, is poignantly affecting. Delicately demure in Act I, Talise Trevigne presents formidable strength in Acts II and III.
The Independent, Pat O'Kelly, 1 June 2016


There wasn’t a weak link in the cast… Talise Trevigne put down a firm claim on the demanding role of Butterfly, her first attempt full of radiant vocalism, meltingly lyrical or boldly emphatic as needed. … it seems inevitable that she’ll soon be widely known for this role.
Roy C. Dicks, The News Observer (31 October 2015)
Of the lead singers, Talise Trevigne, as Cio-Cio-San, was clearly the standout. With her pure and shimmering tones, she conveyed the innocence of the young girl. With astonishing vocal power, she portrayed the determined hope of the girl who saw any doubt as a betrayal. Her rendition of "Un bel di" was spot on.
Ken Hoover, CVNC.org (31 October 2015)
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