Madam Butterfly

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Monday, 16 March 2020
Exeter Northcott

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 diverse-led cast of eight singers, accompanied by four live musicians.

“OperaUpClose is leading an artistic revolution” Sunday Times

“A huge artistic success” New York Times

“A tour de force” Observer

“Makes a powerfully direct impact no opera house can match” The Stage