Tragedy and sorrow of a doomed affair

Madam Butterfly is coming to The Cresset
Madam Butterfly is coming to The Cresset
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The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns to The Cresset in Peterborough on March 2 with the perfect tragic opera – Madam Butterfly, one of the most colourful and exotic of operas.

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians, the music is by Giacomo Puccini, Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa and is sung in Italian with projection of English Surtitles .

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.

This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.

It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.

The premiere of this 
exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.

This touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

Tickets are on sale and available from The Cresset box office on 01733 265705