Madama Butterfly

Tue 12 & Wed 13 September 7.30pm        Theatre

Russian State Opera

Madama Butterfly (Tue)

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

‘Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation’ Daily Post

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.

This exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an a heartbreaking story.

Tosca (Wed)

Music by G.Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences’ Stage Talk Magazine

After bringing us Carmen and Madama Butterfly last year, Russian State Opera returns with another beautiful production of the greatest opera classic – Tosca. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a delightful live Orchestra, this Puccini masterpiece will be sure to intrigue and fascinate.

Love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Originally set in Rome in 1800s, two idealistic lovers’ trust is tested by Scarpia, the ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death. The officer is prepared to let Cavaradossi go if Tosca is willing to spend the night with Scarpia…

This haunting tragedy with its breath-taking arias will transport you to the world of romantic Rome full of drama, passion, love, and betrayal.

Tosca is one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time!

Tickets: £34.50 - see both operas for £59. Discounts: £32.50.

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