A young woman stands in front of a sunset wearing a floral kimono

Madama Butterfly

Dance & Opera Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra Sun 17 Mar 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil



£45, £41, £37, £33. Over 65s £2 off. Under 25s and f/t students £24.50, £22.50, £20.50, £18.50 (includes £4 booking fee)

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Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes, including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.

Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day, and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, Ukrainian soprano Alyona Kistenyova and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano’s Natalia Matveeva and Irina Sproglis.*

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

*Cast subject to change

Cast & Creatives

Cast & Creatives


Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don't take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them
The Independent

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