Madama Butterfly | Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Madama Butterfly

Genre Dance

Mon 28 Mar 2022

The Russian State Opera is back with an exquisite production of Madama Butterfly boasting beautiful sets, a live orchestra and costumes which form the perfect setting for this emotional and heart-breaking story. No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in Japan at the turn of the last century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice leads to tragedy. Though infinitely tragic, the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.