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Madam Butterfly


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.

New orchestration by Ruth Chan
New English version by Poppy Burton-Morgan

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Thu 6 Feb
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
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Sat 8 Feb
Palace Theatre, Newark
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Wed 12 Feb
artsdepot, London
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Fri 14 & Sat 15 Feb
Bristol Old Vic
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Mon 17 Feb
Oxford Playhouse
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Tue 18 Feb
Stratford Circus, London
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Fri 21 Feb
Derby Theatre
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Thu 27 Feb
Theatre Royal Wakefield
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Sat 29 Feb
Worthing Theatres
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Thu 5 Mar
Theatre Royal Winchester
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Fri 6 Mar
Watersmeet, Rickmansworth
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Wed 11 Mar
Nuffield Theatres, Southampton
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Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
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Mon 16 Mar
Exeter Northcott Theatre
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