Madam Butterfly

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini's Madam Butterfly.

The tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music. The basis of the plot is actually a true story of a Japanese geisha girl who had a son by ‘marriage’ to an American naval officer who soon deserted her, leaving her heartbroken.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas and this exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.

This touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.


Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. 

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

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Stalls £34.00

Circle £32.00

Under 16s £21.00

All tickets will include a £1 Restoration Levy and a £1 Booking Fee

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