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No under 5s will be admitted.

Running Times:
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including one interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

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Fri 22 Mar 7:15pm

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Welsh National Opera
Madam Butterfly

Wed 20 - Sat 23 March 2013

Wed, Fri & Sat 7.15pm

"An iconic production"

- The Guardian

One of the most heart-rending of opera's victims

Several years have passed since Cio-Cio-San's husband Lieutenant Pinkerton left her to return to America. She has never doubted for a second that he will come back to her. News indeed arrives that he has returned. But Cio-Cio-San could never imagine the real reason that Pinkerton has come back.

Madam Butterfly is tragic Italian opera at its most affecting. From the rapturous love-duet to the devastating ‘One fine day’, Puccini masterfully employs every note to immerse his audience in Cio-Cio-San’s tragic story. Joachim Herz’s classic, sepia-tinged production is like a beautiful old photograph. It is a nostalgic glimpse of a vanished world. Madam Butterfly promises a moving, breathtaking evening at the theatre.

Conductor - Frédéric Chaslin
Director - Annabel Arden

Cast includes

Cio-Cio San - Cheryl Barker (ex 22 March), Judith Howarth (22 March)
Pinkerton - Gwyn Hughes Jones
Suzuki - Claire Bradshaw
Bonze - Julian Close
Sharpless - Alan Opie

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

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