The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns with the perfect tragic opera
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians.
No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.
This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.
Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.
It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.
The premiere of this exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.
This touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.
‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audience’ Stage Talk Magazine
‘Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation’ Daily Post (on La Traviata performance in Venue Cymru, Llandudno – September 2015)
‘A boon to opera in regional theatres’ The Stage (on La Traviata performance in Harlow Playhouse – September 2015)
To win a pair of tickets to Madam Butterfly at the venue of your choice, go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions  and enter your details and ‘MADAMB’ in the code box. Entries close at midnight January 31.
Terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Non-transferable. No cash alternative. Travel to venue not included.