Opera alert – Madam Butterfly

Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is coming to The Royal Albert Hall which will once again be turned into an enchanting Japanese water garden for the return of this spectacular in-the-round production. Set in Japan at the turn of the century, this tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music. Madam Butterfly is sung in English using the highly acclaimed translation by Amanda Holden and is directed by renowned opera and theatre director David Freeman. Oliver Gooch conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a distinguished cast with the title role being shared by Nam-young Kim, Hyeseoung Kwon and Myung-Joo Lee. On from26th February to 15th March. royalalberthall

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