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A Chance To See The Premiere Of Madam Butterfly At Scarborough Spa

Madam Butterfly

The Russian State Opera returns to Scarborough Spa on Sunday 7 February 2016 with Madam Butterfly.

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini's classic. 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.

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

Music by Giacomo Puccini. Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

“By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audience” - Stage Talk Magazine

“Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” - Daily Post (on La Traviata performance in Venue Cymru, Llandudno – September 2015)

This is one of two shows already announced for the Russian State Opera at Scarborough Spa in 2016. They return with Carmen on Thursday 29 September.

Tickets for ‘Madame Butterfly’ are now on sale, priced at £29.50 and £27.50 for concessions. Tickets are available from The Spa’s Box Office 01723 821888 and via

A Chance To See The Premiere Of Madam Butterfly At Scarborough Spa Reviewed by Editor on 20:31:00 Rating: 5

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