About the Show/Event
Find the best Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) opera or operetta tickets at Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. An American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine.
Approximate runtime 122minutes (including any interval).
Performers Elena Dee (soprano), Alyona Kistenyova (soprano).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Producer Ellen Kent.