Madam Butterfly at the London Coliseum

Madam Butterfly

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Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production of Puccini’s classic Madam Butterfly is revived by English National Opera. Read More >

Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production of Puccini’s classic Madam Butterfly is revived by English National Opera.

Minghella mixed cinematic images with traditional Japanese theatre, puppetry and strikingly colourful costumes to tell Madam Butterfly’s story.

Puccini’s timeless tragedy finds US naval lieutenant FB Pinkerton living in a world where little matters more than personal satisfaction, so his liaison with a young geisha is, to him, nothing more than a dalliance. For her it is very real and leads to family rejection. When Pinkerton leaves, the Geisha, Madam Butterfly, refuses to accept the truth.

Mary Plazas, who originally played Madam Butterfly in Minghella’s production, returns to the role.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/05/2012

Closing Night: 02/06/2012

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Mary Plazas, Gwyn Hughes Jones, John Fanning, Pamela Helen Stephen, Michael Colvin, Mark Richardson, Jonathan McGovern

Creative

Director - Anthony Minghella, revival director Carolyn Choa

Designer - Michael Levine

Choreographer - Carolyn Choa

Conductor - Oleg Caetani / Martin Fitzpatrick

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Music By - Puccini

ABOUT London Coliseum

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