Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.

Winner of the Best Opera Award at the Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.


Starring the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova†.

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart -breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

‘This is a Butterfly to cherish’ – MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
‘Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy’ – OXFORD PROSPECT, SPRING 2015

‘The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance’ – MANCHESTER MAGAZINE, AUTUMN 2014

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

£30.50* / £26.50* /£17.50*

*A £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking to online and telephone bookings.

Friends of the Grove Theatre (available online; 2 discounted tickets for Gold members and 4 for Platinum members – enter maximum amount of tickets required per membership type into basket as Standard) £3 off
Concessions £2 off
Wheelchair Users (cannot be booked online; please call Box Office) £17.50*

†Cast subject to change
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