Glyndebourne Live: Madama Butterfly

Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 18:30

Running Time: 210 minutes including a 30min interval

East meets West with devastating consequences in Puccini’s tragic romance.

Madama Butterfly makes its Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production.

When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.


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