Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly Opera

Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly

  • Start date

    Thursday 12 June 2014

  • End date

    Saturday 14 June 2014

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    Thu & Sat 7.30pm | Finish 10.10pm

  • age


  • price

    ★£54 - £18 inc. bf | Under 16s £10 inc. bf

  • genre


Scottish Opera presents Pucinni’s

Madma Butterfly

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw

Classic, timeless and stylish, Sir David McVicar’s Madama Butterfly has been a firm favourite since it was first staged in 2000. Brought to life through a cast of very human characters, this hugely atmospheric production lays bare a poignant story that still has the power to affect, over a century after it was first performed.

Cio-Cio-San, a young girl living in Nagasaki, has fallen for Pinkerton, a reckless American naval officer stationed near her home. Despite her family’s objections, she gives up all she has to marry him, but he soon abandons her to return to America. When he returns three years later she is still patiently waiting, willing to do whatever is needed in the name of love. But ahead lie only betrayal and heartbreak.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Butterfly sees Puccini doing what he does best – writing beautiful music that is dramatic and full of emotion. Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee, one of The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Faces to Watch’ in 2013, and Anne Sophie Duprels (Manon 2009) share the role of Butterfly and José Ferrero (Tosca 2012) is Pinkerton.

Conductor Marco Guidarini
Original Director
Sir David McVicar
Revival Director
Elaine Kidd
Yannis Thavoris
Original Lighting
Paule Constable
Revival Lighting
Robert B Dickson
Movement Director Namiko Gahier-Ogawa.

Cio-Cio-San Hye-Youn Lee/Anne Sophie Duprels
Hanna Hipp
José Ferrero
Christopher Purves/Marcin Bronikowski
Adrian Thompson
The Bonze
Jonathan May
Kate Pinkerton
Catrin Aur
Prince Yamadori
Andrew McTaggart#

#Scottish Opera Emerging Artist


Audio Described
Saturday 14 June, 7.30pm

Latest Reviews

Sara west

Friday 13 June

Absolutely sensational. Very moving, reduced to tears. The lead on Thursday was amazing. So pleased to have seen and experienced it.


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