London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly Tickets

4.4/5 - based on 9 reviews
  • Booking until: Friday, 17 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
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About Madam Butterfly

Age restrictions

No under 5's admitted.

Important Information

Surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Friday, 17 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Mon 19:30
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri 19:30
Sat 18:30
Sun -
Madam Butterfly description

A tender kiss can conceal the hardest of hearts.

Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production returns to the London Coliseum. His staging combines cinematic images and traditional Japanese theatre.

In Puccini‘s story of unrequited love, Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese girl, falls in love and marries American naval officer Pinkerton. He goes back to the US before the birth of their son leaving Cio-Cio San to await his return.

Natalya Romaniw, last season’s acclaimed Mimì (La bohème) at ENO, sings the title role for the first time in London.

She is joined by tenors Dimitri Pittas and Adam Smith who share the role of Pinkerton.

Leading British baritone Olivier Award-nominated Roderick Williams is Sharpless. Mezzo Stephanie Windsor-Lewis returns as Suzuki.

Conducting this revival is ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins.

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the Lithuanian National Opera

'Ravishingly beautiful'
★★★★
Evening Standard

Next Performances for Madam Butterfly at the London Coliseum
Wednesday26th Feb 2020 7:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Saturday29th Feb 2020 6:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Thursday 5th Mar 2020 7:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Saturday 7th Mar 2020 6:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Wednesday11th Mar 2020 7:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Friday13th Mar 2020 7:30pm

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Madam Butterfly reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (78%)
Families (78%)
Teenagers (78%)
Couples (89%)
Theatregoers (100%)
Latest customer reviews
Thomas
Great music, story lacked substance

The acting and music was fantastic, but I was disappointed with the story telling aspects of the Opera.

Reviewed on 02 July 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

aga
all time favorite

Reviewed on 19 June 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Graeme
Fabulous show.

Reviewed on 15 June 2016 by , Navenby, United Kingdom

Rita
Beautiful production

A wonderful and delicate production.My sole regret was that the tenor's voice often lacked the power to be easily heard from the 4th row of the dress circle.

Reviewed on 05 June 2016 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Tisha
It's Opera!

Our seats in the dress circle, were fine. We had a good clear view of the stage, the sound was adequate although you couldn't really make out expressions etc, but it didn't detract from the story. We especially loved the stage set and choreography, which was modern for an old story. Sadly 'some' do take the whole experience of opera very seriously and one poor chap had a slight coughing fit and told to "shush" very abruptly by more than one person around him...please, It could happen to anyone!

Reviewed on 23 May 2016 by , Killingworth, United Kingdom