Madam Butterfly London Tickets
The Spectacular Madam Butterfly
"Madam Butterfly," also referred to as "Madama Butterfly," is a three-act opera. It was initially performed as a two-act opera in 1904, and received poorly, which prompted composer Giacomo Puccini to split the second act into two and made other adjustments. This resulted in the iconic, incredibly successful piece that it is today. Tamaki Miura, one of Japan's most well-known opera singers, gained international fame for her role as Cio-Cio San. "Madam Butterfly" is a stock performance piece for operatic companies, and ranked as one of the top-10 most performed operas of all time. This version of the opera combines traditional Japanese theatre elements, spectacular costumes, puppetry and breathtaking sets. Critics have called it "the envy of any opera house anywhere," as well as describing it as "ravishingly designed" and "magnificent." This is a version of the well-known opera you do not want to miss, so get Madam Butterfly tickets now!
"Madam Butterfly" depicts the tragic love story between a Japanese girl, Butterfly, and American navy officer, Pinkerton. They are married in Japan, but Pinkerton has to return to America, leaving a young and pregnant Butterfly alone. During his time back in America, Butterfly gives birth to a boy in Japan. Butterfly spends her days in Japan longingly awaiting Pinkerton's return, refusing to believe that he will not return for her. Three years later, he does finally return to Japan, but he has come with his new American wife. They have come to Japan to take Butterfly's son back to America to raise as their own. Butterfly's life is shattered by the betrayal, and the risk of losing her son. It is at this point that the opera moves into its tragic conclusions.
David Freeman's "Madam Butterfly" will be performed this winter at the Royal Albert Hall in London. No matter where it is performed, Madam Butterfly tickets tend to go quickly, so it is advisable to watch for ticket release dates.
"Madam Butterfly" has had 16 adaptations since its first performance in 1904, from film versions of the opera through to dramatic plays based on the story. The first performance of "Madam Butterfly" also fell on the same day that the writer Puccini married his long-time mistress, Elvira Gemingnani.
The London performance of "Madam Butterfly" brings some amazing sopranos to the stage. Nam-young Kim, Hyeseoung Kwon and Myung-Joo Lee will share the title role of Butterfly. At this stage, the other leads have not been announced and are subject to change. Designer David Roger will turn the Royal Albert Hall into a Japanese water garden for this production, and Musical Director Oliver Gooch will conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Puccini, referred to as "the greatest composer of the Italian opera after Verdi," is the original author of "Madam Butterfly." Its Italian libretto was written by both Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
In terms of inspiration for the opera, "Madam Butterfly" was based on a play by David Belasco, which was influenced by a John Long story. Long's work was in turn adapted from a French novel from Pierre Loti, which was reportedly based upon a true story.
David Freeman is the name behind this highly anticipated version of "Madam Butterfly." He is an award-winning Australian director who, apart from directing various plays and operas around the world, was the founder of the Opera Factory in London in 1981. He has also been a part of juries for Cannes and Lyons, working in film and television outside of the theatre.
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