Madam Butterfly

  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    2 hours, 15 mins (including 20 min interval)

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose in association with the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry presents a new English version of Puccini's Madam Butterfly.

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

Retold from a female, East-Asian perspective, this Madam Butterfly is transposed to 1980s Japan, where traditional culture collides with a new digital age, and the intimate exploration into the heart and mind of a young woman, is all the more poignant.

One of the best-loved operas of all time, Puccini's sublime music has been re-orchestrated to be performed by a cast of eight singers, accompanied by four live musicians.

Since 2009 London’s operatic life has been enriched by OperaUpClose’s stagings...

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Please note: This show contains some nudity (featured on set pieces) and references to suicide.

Seating is unallocated therefore specific seats cannot be reserved in advance. Please arrive early to secure your desired seats.

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