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Event: Madam Butterfly Presented By The Grand Opera Of Belarus
When: Thursday the 14th of March 2013, 19:30pm
Where: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatres (Directions)
Price: £15-£35 (tickets click here)
Other Info: Performed in Italian with English Subtitles, performed with large live orchestra
This Opera in 3 Acts follows the story of ‘Butterfly’ and her soon to be American husband, Pinkerton. The year is 1904, and U.S. Naval Officer Pinkerton is living in a rented house in Nagasaki, where he meets the young and beautiful Ciocio-san, ‘Butterfly’.
Pinkerton plans on marrying Butterfly, only to quickly divorce her once he meets an American woman. However, Butterfly is fully unaware of Pinkerton plans, and before the Wedding converts from her Japanese religion to Christianity. On their Wedding day, Butterfly’s uninvited Uncle, who has found out about Butterfly’s religious conversion, comes to the house and orders all to leave, whilst placing a curse on Butterfly.
This tragic love story is one of Operas favourites and is a must-see for Opera fans, old or new.
The Grand Opera of Belarus
The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus opened its doors in 1933 and rapidly developed an outstanding reputation for quality and professionalism. The theatre repeatedly went on tour to the most prestigious stages in the former USSR including, the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. Successful tours in 1940 have brought the theatre an honorary title ‘Bolshoi’ (translated ‘Big’) and in 1964 the title of ‘Academic’.
For the last 15 years the theatre has visited more than 30 countries around the world; from Portugal and Spain to Japan and China. This year, the Grand Opera of Belarus will be bringing you two of Giacomo Puccini greatest works, Madama Butterfly and La Bohème.
Animated Music Video for “Un Bel Di, Vedremo” from Madame Butterfly