Madama Butterfly

Presented By Russian State Opera

Friday 14 September 2018

Devonshire Park Theatre

Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas 
Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

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

After a successful opera season last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with exquisite production of Madama Butterfly, it's beautiful set and costumes which intensifies the emotion in a heart-breaking story.

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

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, 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 Madama 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 touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world. 

Times & Prices


£30 - £33

Concessions £2 off
Under 16s £21

Prices Inclusive of £1 per ticket booking fee

Additional Info

Running Time: approximately 2.5 hours including 20 minute interval


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Madama Butterfly

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