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Friday, February 10, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Joachim Herz’s Madam Butterfly has been with us for over three decades and with good reason. It’s a classic, traditional staging of this much-loved opera. While being completely faithful to the composer’s intentions it also critiques imperialism to powerful effect. Each scene looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world. 

Additional performances at Birmingham Hippodrome on 27, 29 & 30 June 2017.

  • Performances start at 7.15pm, except at Wales Millennium Centre on 12 Feb at 4pm
  • Running time approximately two hours and 45 minutes including one interval
  • Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

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Conductor Lawrence Foster (until 4 Mar)
Andrew Greenwood (from 24 Mar)
Director Joachim Herz
Revival Director Sarah Crisp
Designer Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Designer Eleonore Kleiber
Original Lighting Designer John Waterhouse

Cio-Cio-San Karah Son (10, 12 & 18 Feb; 24 & 31 Mar; 20, 22, 27 & 29 Apr)
Linda Richardson (17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1, 6 & 8 Apr; 27 & 29 Jun)
Judith Howarth (30 Jun)
Pinkerton Jonathan Burton (10, 12 & 18 Feb; 24 & 31 Mar; 6 & 8 Apr)
Paul Charles Clarke (17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Apr; 27, 29 & 30 Jun)
Sharpless David Kempster
Suzuki Rebecca Afonwy-Jones
Bonze Richard Wiegold (exc 27 & 29 Apr)
Jihoon Kim (27 & 29 Apr)

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