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Madam Butterfly

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose in association with the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry present Puccini's
Madam Butterfly

OperaUpClose return to Winchester following their sold out performances of La Bohème, with a new English version of Puccini's Madam Butterfly.

A young woman abandoned by the man for whom she sacrificed everything. But she is stronger than anyone imagined.

Retold from a female, East-Asian perspective and performed by a diverse-led cast, this Madam Butterfly is transposed to 1980s Japan, where traditional culture opposes a new digital age, and the intimate exploration into the heart and mind of a young woman, is all the more poignant for an audience today.

Puccini's sublime music has been re-orchestrated for a cast of eight singers, accompanied by four live musicians.

"OperaUpClose is leading an artistic revolution"

Sunday Times