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Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

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Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly at New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Saturday 10th February 2024 at 19:30.

Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent and the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv production, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.

Why go and see it?
WINNER ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’ Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards
Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production 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 a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.

Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don’t take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them. – THE INDEPENDENT

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.

Book tickets for Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly at New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Saturday 10th February 2024 at 19:30.

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Saturday at 19:30
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval

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Giacomo Puccini’s iconic opera, Madama Butterfly, has enraptured audiences for generations with its captivating narrative and timeless musical compositions. Taking place in early 20th-century Japan, this opera immerses spectators in the poignant journey of Butterfly, a devoted geisha, and her ill-fated love affair with Pinkerton, an American naval officer.

Puccini’s unparalleled talent is showcased through his expertly crafted score, which expertly conveys the depth of emotions experienced by Butterfly and the complexities of her relationship with Pinkerton. The opera unfolds with the heartrending aria “Un bel dì vedremo,” where Butterfly dreams of Pinkerton’s return and envisions a future filled with hope and everlasting love.

At its core, Madama Butterfly delves into profound themes of love, sacrifice, and the clash of cultures, exploring the collision between Eastern and Western values. The stark contrast between Butterfly’s unwavering devotion and Pinkerton’s fleeting affections leads to a tragic clash of expectations. When Pinkerton returns to Japan with his American wife, Butterfly’s dreams are shattered, culminating in a heart-wrenching climax that resonates deeply with audiences.

Throughout the opera, Puccini’s evocative music elicits a range of emotions, from tender moments of affection to the overwhelming ache of heartbreak, as the characters navigate the complexities of their relationships. The haunting and ethereal “Humming Chorus” serves as a poignant backdrop, amplifying Butterfly’s unwavering resolve and her unshakeable belief in Pinkerton’s eventual return.

Madama Butterfly endures as a timeless masterpiece, cherished for its compelling narrative and the emotional impact of its music. It serves as a profound exploration of the nature of love, the consequences of misplaced trust, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of devastating heartbreak. This opera stands as a poignant reminder of the enduring themes that transcend both time and culture.

Whether witnessing it for the first time or revisiting its emotional depths, Madama Butterfly continues to leave an indelible impression on audiences worldwide. With its profound story and Puccini’s sublime melodies, this opera offers a truly transformative and unforgettable theatrical experience that resonates long after the final note fades away.

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly Tour Dates

Liverpool Empire on Sunday 14th January 2024

New Theatre Oxford on Thursday 18th January 2024

Alexandra Theatre on Sunday 21st April 2024

Theatre Royal Brighton Saturday 4th May 2024

Princess Theatre, Torquay on Friday 16th February 2024

Manchester Opera House on Friday 12th January 2024

Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 14th March 2024

Grand Opera House, York on Saturday 27 April 2024

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 2nd March 2024

Sunderland Empire on Saturday 20th April 2024

Richmond Theatre on Monday 18th March 2024

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Sunday 28th April 2024

New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Saturday 10th February 2024

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