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    Ellen Kent presents Madama Butterfly

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    28 February 19:30 - 22:30
  • Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

    Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards


    Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*

    Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

    One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

    Sung in Italian with English surtitles

    *Cast Subject to Change

    ★★★★★ “Stunning and emotionally charged" Cardiff Morning Star

    “This is a Butterfly to cherish” Manchester Evening News

    “Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.” Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015