Madam Butterfly - West End

Madam Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini's world-famous opera Madam Butterfly is set to make its way to London's Coliseum in 2020!
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Puccini's Madam Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which was then based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and partially on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. The Premiere took place in 17 February 1904 in La Scala's Milan. In 1907, Puccini made his final revisions to the opera in a fifth version, which has become known as the standard version and is the one which is most often performed around the world, in three Acts. This is the version the ENO is presenting.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, she waits for him. She knows that a love as perfect as hers, as pure and powerful, could never fail to bring him back, across the ocean. He will return. She is sure he will. One fine day.

Madam Butterfly (in Italian Madama Butterfly) is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Puccini’s poignant score follows the tragic tale of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton, with devastating consequences.

Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets.

 

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Details

StartsWednesday, 26 February 2020
EndsFriday, 17 April 2020
Running Time2 hours 50 minutes including two intervals
CategoryOpera

Venue

VenueLondon Coliseum
Address33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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Nearest TubeLeicester Square
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Minimum Age

5+

Important Notice

Under 5 years not admitted. Sung in English with surtitles projected above the stage. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO SURTITLES during the Thursday 5 March performance. Tickets from £22 ONLY! The surtitles are not visible from all of the seats in the Dress Circle (row H backwards) and Upper Circle seats (rows K and L) but all seats do have a full view of the stage.