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Puccini

Madam Butterfly

Her love will return. She knows he will. One fine day.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, she waits for him. She knows that a love as perfect as hers, as pure and powerful, could never fail to bring him back, across the ocean. He will return. She is sure he will. One fine day.

Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets, Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production has been hailed as ‘the most beautiful show of the year’ (Sunday Telegraph).

Richard Armstrong conducts Puccini’s heart-rending score. The superb cast is led by American soprano Rena Harms as Butterfly and British tenor David Butt Philip in his role debut as Pinkerton.

'Ravishingly beautiful'

Evening Standard

'Incomparable and unmissable'

The Independent

Running Time
2hrs 50mins

Running time includes two intervals of approximately 20 and 15 minutes respectively.

Tickets available from £12 – £125* / 500 tickets available at every performance for £20 or less.

Pre performance talk
18 May 2016
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
16 Jun 2016
Language
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

Find out more about our pre-performance talks.

A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the Lithuanian National Opera.

* ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.

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Creative Team

Sir Richard Armstrong

Conductor  

Martin Fitzpatrick

Conductor Jul 5 & 7

Anthony Minghella

Director

Carolyn Choa

Associate Director/Choreographer 

Sarah Tipple

Revival Director 

Michael Levine

Set Designer 

Han Feng

Costume Designer 

Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer 

Anita Griffin

Revival Choreographer 

Blind Summit Theatre

Puppetry 

David Parry

Translator 

Cast

Rena Harms

Cio-Cio San 

David Butt Philip

B.F. Pinkerton

George von Bergen

Sharpless

Stephanie Windsor-Lewis

Suzuki 

Alun Rhys Jenkins

Goro 

Matthew Durkan

Yamadori 

Samantha Price

Kate Pinkerton

Mark Richardson

The Bonze