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"The most beautiful show of the year in operatic London" Sunday Telegraph

About Madam Butterfly

Puccini's Madam Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which was then based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and partially on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. The Premiere took place in 17 February 1904 in La Scala's Milan. In 1907, Puccini made his final revisions to the opera in a fifth version, which has become known as the standard version and is the one which is most often performed around the world, in three Acts. This is the version the ENO is presenting. Ticket prices start at £25.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, she waits for him. She knows that a love as perfect as hers, as pure and powerful, could never fail to bring him back, across the ocean. He will return. She is sure he will. One fine day.

Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets, Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production has been hailed as ‘the most beautiful show of the year’ (Sunday Telegraph).

Richard Armstrong conducts Puccini’s heart-rending score. The superb cast is led by American soprano Rena Harms as Butterfly and British tenor David Butt Philip in his role debut as Pinkerton.

'Ravishingly beautiful' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

Madam Butterfly cast and creative team

Conductor    Sir Richard Armstrong / Martin Fitzpatrick (Jul 5 and 7)
Director   Anthony Minghella
Associate Director/Choreographer  Carolyn Choa
Revival Choreographer  Anita Griffin
Revival Director  Sarah Tipple
Set Designer  Michael Levine
Costume Designer  Han Feng

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Madam Butterfly Customer Reviews

4 / 5 (26)
33 hours ago

I liked the performance of Madam Butterfly very much (although I prefer the italian version). The singers, the orchestra and the conductor are first class. I liked also the stage direction. It is adequate to the opera - not too modern - and contains some good ideas, for example the use of veils in several scenes.

2 days ago

Excellent my first opera breathtaking price of seats amazing position of seats excellent please go to see

3 days ago

Very good story and music

3 days ago

The staging and performance was excellent even the puppet boy felt real and I loved the way he ran into the arms of madam butterfly at the end. However the orchestra although brilliant was a little loud for me to hear the singing, but the monitor above the stage kept me in touch with the story.

4 days ago

First opera I have been to, will go again

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Madam Butterfly information

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes including interval

16 May to 7 July 2016

Under 5 years not admitted. Sung in English with surtitles projected above the stage. Tickets from £22 ONLY!

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