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Madam Butterfly


Olivier-Award Winning OperaUpClose in association with the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, present a new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly

A young woman is abandoned by the man for whom she sacrificed everything. But she is stronger than anyone imagined…

One of the best-loved operas of all time, Madam Butterfly’s glorious music and tragic heroine have enchanted audiences for more than a century. This ground-breaking reimagining of Puccini’s masterpiece will be told from a female, East-Asian perspective, performed by a diverse-led cast of talented singers and musicians.

Performed in a new orchestration, this emotionally direct and beautiful production features Puccini’s most famous arias, including ‘Un bel dì’.

Madam Butterfly will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre on 24 January 2019 followed by a UK tour* including a four-week run at East London's Arcola Theatre, Wed 6 Feb - Sat 2 Mar.

*Dates to be announced for the UK tour. 

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24 January 2019
Belgrade Theatre

6 Feb - 2 Mar
Arcola Theatre