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Madam Butterfly

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Acclaimed film director Anthony Minghella makes his opera debut with this new production of Puccini's classic. Read More >

Anthony 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, with Mary Plazas making her role debut.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 05/11/2005

Closing Night: 16/12/2005

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Cast & Creative


Mary Plazas, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Christopher Purves, Jean Rigby, Victoria Simmonds, Mark Stone


Director - Anthony Minghella

Producer - ENO/Lithuanian National Opera

Choreographer - Carolyn Choa

Conductor - David Parry

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Set Designer - Michael Levine

Lyrics By - Giuseppe Giacose & Luigi Illica

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