Welsh National Opera returns to the stage with two Italian greats – a much loved WNO production of The Barber of Seville and a new interpretation of Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly is a powerful story of unrequited love. Abandoned and betrayed Butterfly’s desperation and pain escalate as she fights for survival, with devastating consequences magnificently intensified by glorious music. Inspired by Puccini’s fantasy landscape of exotic pleasures, Lindy Hume’s new production interprets Butterfly’s famous story through a 21st century lens.

The Barber of Seville guarantees mischievous trickery and action packed fun as Figaro takes on the role of matchmaker through a series of comical events. WNO’s production – set around a traditional Spanish piazza – partners wonderfully with Rossini’s witty and expressive melodies. With an unforgettable score including Figaro’s Aria, this is the perfect feel-good opera.

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