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Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly at Theatre Royal Brighton

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Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly is at Theatre Royal Brighton on Saturday 4th May 2024 at 19:45.

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 the 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 Theatre Royal Brighton on Saturday 4th May 2024 at 19:45.

Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval

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New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD

“Madama Butterfly” is a poignant opera composed by Giacomo Puccini that tells the heartbreaking story of Cio-Cio-San, also known as Butterfly, a young Japanese geisha, and her ill-fated love for Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Set in early 20th-century Japan, the opera explores themes of love, sacrifice, and cultural clashes.

Butterfly’s unwavering devotion to Pinkerton is met with temporary affection as he sees their union as an adventure. Despite warnings, Butterfly’s love remains steadfast. When Pinkerton returns to Japan years later with his American wife, Butterfly’s dreams crumble, leading to a devastating climax.

Puccini’s score, with its rich melodies and evocative orchestrations, enhances the emotional depth of “Madama Butterfly.” Iconic arias like “Un bel dì vedremo” and the stirring “Humming Chorus” captivate listeners, reflecting the opera’s timeless beauty.

“Madama Butterfly” explores the consequences of misplaced trust, the clash of Eastern and Western values, and the enduring capacity for love and sacrifice. It remains a beloved opera, touching audiences with its universal themes and tragic beauty. Prepare to be moved by the haunting tale of “Madama Butterfly,” a masterpiece that continues to resonate with hearts and minds.

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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