Madam Butterfly

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About the Show Less...

Minghella's Olivier Award-winning production of Puccini's classic love story returns to the Coliseum for 8 performances only. Read More >

Madam ButterflyAnthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley) makes his opera directorial debut with this new production of Puccini’s classic tragedy.

The love story of a Japanese orphan, Butterfly, who marries a care free American, is performed against a set designed by Michael Levine. This production was first seen in autumn 2005, but returns with a revamped cast for eight performances.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 29/04/2006

Closing Night: 31/05/2006

Running time: 2h50

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Cast & Creative


Janice Watson, Gwyn Hughes Jones/Rhys Meirion, David Kempster, Jean Rigby, Alan Oke, Julian Tovey, Toby Stafford-Allen, Stephanie Marshall


Director - Anthony Minghella

Producer - English National Opera in a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Lithuanian National Opera

Designer - Michael Levine

Conductor - Oleg Caetani

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Lyrics By - Giuseppe Giacose & Luigi Illica

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