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Madam Butterfly (Or Bangkok Butterfly)

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Puccini's masterpiece is transplanted to present-day Bangkok for this radical reinterpretation. Read More >

Madam Butterfly (Or Bangkok Butterfly) is transplanted to present-day Bangkok for this radical reinterpretation of Puccini’s masterpiece.

This brand new English translation portrays Pinkerton as an American Airlines pilot and Butterfly as a Thai prostitute. The orchestral score has been delicately arranged for the King’s Head theatre’s intimate space with piano, violin and clarinet.

Madam Butterfly (Or Bangkok Butterfly) is directed by OperaUpClose Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher, making his opera directing debut for the company.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 11/12/2010

Closing Night: 28/03/2011

Running time: 2h25

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Cast & Creative


Director - Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Producer - OperaUpClose

Author - A new version by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Ben Cooper

Music By - Puccini