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Sun 24th Sep at 7:30pm
@ Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston
Featuring: Russian State Ballet and Opera House
£31.00 / £29.50 (concessions) / £21.50 (under 16s) / £95.00 (family)
Madama Butterfly: Russian State Ballet and Opera House
Music by Giacomo Puccini.
Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.
No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madama Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.
It is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.
Sad and tragic it most certainly is, yet the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.
This exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an a heart-breaking story.
This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is renowned across Europe for their faithful, intimate and powerful performances. They have been featured regularly in local and national media, including an appearance on BBC Television's The One Show.
Alexej Ignatow, producer of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House explains what make his company so unique and stand out from the rest: 'The Russian State Ballet and Opera House was founded to represent quality and passion for Ballet and Opera at the highest level. Unlike many other companies that travel to Europe with ballet and opera productions, we only focus on working with established theatres in the Russian Federation. These theatres have many years of experience and, most importantly, they have an established spine of directors and leaders from Russia's most respected artistic institutions'.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a gem of the Russian cultural tradition, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of the Russian character to their performances.
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Phone: 01772 80 44 44
Disabled Bookings: 01772 80 44 44
→ Preston (Lancs) 10 min walk