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WNO: Madam Butterfly

Joachim Herz’s Madam Butterfly has been with us for over three decades and with good reason. It’s a classic, traditional staging of this much-loved opera. While being completely faithful to the composer’s intentions it also critiques imperialism to powerful effect. Each scene looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world. ... Read more >>

Running time: 2h 45mins (including interval)

WNO: Madam Butterfly

WNO: Madam Butterfly Overview

Joachim Herz’s Madam Butterfly has been with us for over three decades and with good reason. It’s a classic, traditional staging of this much-loved opera. While being completely faithful to the composer’s intentions it also critiques imperialism to powerful effect. Each scene looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world. 

 

Running time approximately two hours and 45 minutes including one interval

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

Supported by WNO Friends

 

Cast & Creative

Conductor Lawrence Foster,
James Southall
Director Joachim Herz
Revival Director Caroline Chaney
Designer Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Designer Eleonore Kleiber
Original Lighting Designer John Waterhouse

Cio-Cio-San Meeta Raval – 10, 12 & 18 Feb; 24 & 31 Mar; 6, 8, 27 & 29 Apr; 27 & 30 Jun
Linda Richardson – 17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1, 20 & 22 Apr; 29 Jun
 
Pinkerton Jonathan Burton – 10, 12 & 18 Feb; 24 & 31 Mar; 6 & 8 Apr
Paul Charles Clarke – 17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Apr; 27 & 30 Jun
TBC 29 June
Sharpless David Kempster
Suzuki Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

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