Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly At Grand Opera House, York

This stunning production promises to transport audiences into the magical world of opera, with captivating performances by world-class soloists, the enchanting harmonies of the acclaimed chorus, and the rich sounds of a full orchestra bringing the music to life. Ellen Kent’s commitment to producing high-quality opera experiences shines through in every detail, from the lavish costumes and elaborate sets to the passion and skill displayed by the performers on stage. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and drama of Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv’s acclaimed production, brought to you by the esteemed Senbla organization.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.

Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Set in Japan at the turn of the 20th century, Madama Butterfly explores themes of love, sacrifice, and cultural clash. The character of Cio-Cio-San, the titular Butterfly, embodies both innocence and resilience as she navigates the complexities of her relationship with the American officer, Pinkerton. The opera’s emotional depth and Puccini’s rich, evocative score have made Madama Butterfly a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences around the world. Through its poignant storytelling and exquisite music, Madama Butterfly invites us to reflect on the enduring power of love and the consequences of our actions.

Please note: some seats may have a restricted view of the surtitles. Please check when booking tickets

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