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 dystopian prism

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.

On sale dates

WNO Friends and PartnersGeneral public
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 1 Jul9 Jul
Venue Cymru, Llandudno1 Jul9 Jul
Birmingham Hippodrome28 Jun30 Jun
The Bristol Hippodrome28 Jun2 Jul
Oxford New Theatre28 Jun2 Jul
Theatre Royal Plymouth6 Jul23 Jul
Southampton Mayflower14 Jun17 Jun