Madama Butterfly - Russian State Opera

Presented by The Russian State Opera

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Mon 09 October 2017

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 7.30pm.

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 live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

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

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madame Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.

It is 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 tragedy.

Sad and tragic it most certainly is, yet the compelling tale of Madame Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history - One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.

This exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an a heart-breaking story.

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

“Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” Daily Post

Ticket Information


Concessions £31

FOP 2016 Friends £31 bookable by calling Box Office 01246 345 222.

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