Arts & Culture

Madam Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas with Music by Giacomo Puccini.

Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.  Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of¬†Puccini’s¬†Madam Butterfly.¬†This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired¬†Puccini¬†to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grips your heart.

It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.

This exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.

This touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

Opera performance of Madam Butterfly in Wiltshire is: Tuesday 16 February, Swindon, Wyvern Theatre

  • ‚ÄòBy far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audience - Stage Talk Magazine
  • ‚ÄòRussian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation‚Äô -¬†Daily Post (on¬†La Traviata¬†performance in Venue Cymru, Llandudno ‚Äì September 2015)
  • ‚ÄòA boon to opera in regional theatres‚Äô ‚Äì The Stage (on¬†La Traviata¬†performance in Harlow Playhouse ‚Äì September 2015)

Producer Alexej Ignatow, of Amande Concerts Ltd, who has co-ordinated the UK tour, said:  “We are constantly on the lookout for new challenges, to ensure that our opera and ballet audiences get a chance to experience a wide spectrum of various classic pieces.

With extensive national tours that get our productions seen the length and breadth of the country, we are able to offer national audiences in various theatres an unforgettable experience at a fraction of the price, all without sacrificing quality. So, it is very close to my heart to continue working with theatres all over the UK to deliver top quality productions every year and make new converts wherever we go.

No experience is needed to enjoy these classics. Our sets and costume designs, as well as the informative programmes make the productions very accessible and most of all, enjoyable. For opera, English surtitles make it easy to follow the story as you listen to the performance sung in its original language.’

Tickets for performances are available at the Wyvern and further information and tickets are also available at: