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London Coliseum, London4.1143 reviews
Giacomo Puccini's world-famous opera Madam Butterfly is set to make its way to London's Coliseum in 2020!

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All performances of Madam Butterfly from 16 March onward have been cancelled. If you purchased tickets through London Theatre Direct for one of the cancelled performances you will be automatically refunded within 14 days of the scheduled performance.

Affordable Madam Butterfly London opera tickets on sale now for the 2019/20 ENO Season!

Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production has returned to the London Coliseum for its limited 2020 run. Madam Butterfly is one of the most frequently staged operas of our generation and never ceases to amaze opera fans, which is why tickets are bound to be in high demand for this critically acclaimed English National Opera production.

What is the Madam Butterfly opera about?

In Giacomo Puccini’s story of unrequited love, a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton and the pair elope. Before the birth of their son, he returns to the US, were Cio-Cio San is left to wait until his return.

About the 2020 ENO production of Madam Butterfly

Minghella’s staging combines cinematic images and traditional Japanese theatre. Singing in the titular role for the first time in London is the acclaimed Natalya Romaniw, who recently played Mimi in last season’s La bohème. She is joined by tenors Dimitri Pittas and Adam Smith, who share the role of Pinkerton. Leading British baritone and Olivier Award-winning singer Roderick Williams takes on the role of Sharpless while mezzo Stephanie Windsor-Lewis returns as Suzuki.

ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins (Jack the Ripper: Women of Whitechapel, War Requiem, The Magic Flute) conducts this highly anticipated revival. The opera in three acts (originally two) features a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Madam Butterfly ENO tickets, London available now at great prices!

Puccini’s story of unrequited love comes to the West End's London Coliseum for a strictly limited run beginning on 26 February and ending on 17 April. So be sure to book your tickets for Madam Butterfly now while you can, as you won’t want to miss this highly-acclaimed production of one of the most popular operas ever written.

Don't forget to check out what else is on for the English National Opera season here.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Suitable for ages 5+.

Running time

2hr 50min (inc. two intervals)

Performance dates

26 February - 14 April 2020


Some material in this production may not be suitable for young children.

Special notes

Under 5 years not admitted. Sung in English with surtitles projected above the stage. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO SURTITLES during the Thursday 5 March performance. Tickets from £22 ONLY! The surtitles are not visible from all of the seats in the Dress Circle (row H backwards) and Upper Circle seats (rows K and L) but all seats do have a full view of the stage.


There will be a signed performance Friday 20 March.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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Customer Reviews

143 reviews4.1

Mr garvin12th March

I was unable to attend the opera as i cancelled my trip to the UK due to the corona virus and would like a refund.

Velichka Yancheva12th March

Slow, nothing was happening, expected something that suits 21st century so it is more entertaining. Everyone around me was having a nap

Steven Walker12th March

Really enjoyed the production

Mr Craig Battison9th March

Vibrant colours; amazing 'choreography'. A visual feast! As always (for me) difficult to keep up with dialogue (apart from Roderick Williams whose enunciation is impeccable); our seats were the highest in the theatre and we knew we wouldn't be able to see the surtitles. It would be great to have local surtitle laser projection in the upper circle.

Stephen Goodere8th March

Brilliant performances by all, second time I've seen this adaption it did not fail to impress me

Stefania Adam8th March

Spectacular performance. I would definitely recommend!

Anneliese Attack8th March

Excellent show

Nicole Minnaar8th March

The production was fantastically done and the actors were superb - if you are into Puccini tragedies and opera, then this is well worth it

Wilfred Fenwick8th March

Wonderful evening

Trevor LIDBURY7th March

Our very first 'live' Opera. Don't get down to London very often these days, although I was born in South London, over 70 years ago. We've lived here in the East-Midlands...., Nottinghamshire for over fifty years. Well worth the trip. Stayed at St Martin's Lane Hotel (almost next door). Also dined at J Sheekeys, couple of hundred yards in opposite direction. Performance was absolutely wonderful. Liked the simplicity of the 'scenery', screens, cloudy/black scene shifters and mannequin operators. So clever that it took a while to work out that the 'boy's feet were operated by a third person..., and a 'girl' at that, only kidding. THANKS xx


Fantastic set and female singers were outstanding!

N S Buckley6th March

Beautiful . So sad,which is what it's meant to be.