WNO takes the story of Cio-Cio-San as inspiration for a series of digital talks considering a broad range of topics we are still grappling with in the 21st Century
Madam Butterfly director, Lindy Hume, provides a thought-provoking contemporary context for our new production of this classic opera. The narrative and setting of the original piece have been considered problematic in recent years.
Hosted by WNO General Director, Aidan Lang, the panel considers how changing sensibilities worldwide are influencing how we choose which stories to tell on our stages and how we tell them. Are some productions no longer appropriate or performable? Joining Aidan to consider the issue are: Lindy Hume, Madam Butterfly director; Michael McCarthy, Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales; Michael Williams, Chief Executive of Buxton International Festival and former Managing Director of Cape Town Opera.