Madama Butterfly - Glyndebourne Live

Madama Butterfly - Glyndebourne

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East meets West with devastating consequences in Puccini’s tragic romance. ‘Madama Butterfly’ makes its Glyndebourne Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production.

Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Compressing ‘great grief into small souls’, as the composer himself described it, Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Miskimmon’s production of Puccini’s opera updates the original turn-of-the-century setting to the 1950s, confronting the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer. A revival of the Tour 2016 production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 210m approx inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 21 Jun 18:30 (Live)

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