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Madama Butterfly returns to the Tour in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production.
When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.
Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.
This thought-provoking production updates the original turn-of-the-century setting to the 1950s, confronting the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer.
One of the world's finest opera companies; the Glyndebourne Tour was founded in 1968. As one of the first touring opera companies, Glyndebourne established a reputation for innovative productions performed to exceptionally high standards; garnering critical acclaim and public support in equal measure. The company tours three productions around the UK each autumn.
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