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Madam Butterfly

11 March, 2020

From the Olivier-Award Winning OperaUpClose


    Olivier-Award Winning OperaUpClose in association with the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry present a new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly

    Madam Butterfly


    11 March at NST City 

    New orchestration by Ruth Chan

    New English libretto by Poppy Burton-Morgan

    Musical Director Kelvin Lim

    Director Poppy Burton-Morgan

    Designer Cindy Lin  

    Age: 12+ Warnings: Mention of suicide and some nudity included in set design (on posters)

    A young woman is abandoned by the man for whom she sacrificed everything. But she is stronger than anyone imagined…

    One of the best-loved operas of all time, Madam Butterfly’s glorious music and tragic heroine have enchanted audiences for more than a century. This ground-breaking reimagining of Puccini’s masterpiece will be told from a female, East-Asian perspective, performed by a diverse-led cast of talented singers and musicians.

    Performed in a new orchestration, this emotionally direct and beautiful production features Puccini’s most famous arias, including ‘Un bel dì’.

    Madam Butterfly will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre on 6 Feb and follow with an extensive UK tour in 2019.


    Tickets: £10, £17, £22, £27