Colourful and an exotic treat for all opera lovers

Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly
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The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera will be performing Madam Butterfly.

One of the most colorful and exotic operas despite its tragedy status can be seen at The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Thursday February 18.

The show has music by Giacomo Puccini, Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa and will be sung in Italian with English subtitles

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.

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.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grips your heart.

It tells 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 heartbreak and tragedy.

The premiere of this exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.

This touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £32.50. To book call 01438 363200 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk/