The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns with the perfect tragic opera
Madam Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
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.
This 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.
Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grips your heart.
It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.
The premiere of 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.
Opera performance of Madam Butterfly in Essex is:
Harlow, The Playhouse
01279 431 945
Basildon, Towngate Theatre
01268 465 465
Clacton-on-Sea, Princes Theatre
01255 686 633
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