Opera North: Madama Butterfly

At Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall


One of the best-loved operas of all time, this is the tragic tale of innocent love crushed by betrayal. Cio-Cio San is a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry Pinkerton, the dashing American naval officer. Cruelly discarded when he returns to America, Butterfly is driven to a final and dramatic act of despair.

With its exquisite set and costumes, this emotionally direct and beautiful production by Tim Albery is devastating in its impact. Madama Butterfly features some of Puccini’s most famous music including ‘One Fine Day’ and the ‘Humming Chorus’. French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in this production in the role of Cio-Cio San.

Additional information
Running Time     Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes
Language            Sung in Italian with English titles

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square
0115 989 5555

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