Honeymoon hope turns to betrayal and despair
On the surface a dream-like wedding for a groom and his young, beautiful bride - but behind the façade is a cruel reality. Abandoned and betrayed, Butterfly finds her world crashing around her as her one chance for freedom becomes her prison. Her desperation and pain escalate as she fights for survival with devastating consequences.
Madam Butterfly is a powerful story of unrequited love, human pain and suffering which is magnificently intensified by Puccini’s glorious music, promising a night of drama and emotion. Inspired by Puccini’s fantasy landscape of exotic pleasures, Lindy Hume’s new production interprets Butterfly’s famous story through through a 21st century lens.
Manumit Coffee Roasters, who support, train and employ survivors of modern slavery, will be outside Wales Millennium Centre on Madam Butterfly performance days
The conductor is supported by Colin & Sylvia Fletcher; director by Christopher Greene & Annmaree O’Keeffe; the role of Cio-Cio-San by Jo Furber and the role of Pinkerton by Martyn Ryan
WNO’s 75th anniversary supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust