The Royal Opera - Madama Butterfly Reviews
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Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San), Chorus
Brian Jagde (Pinkerton), Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San)
Gabriele Viviani (Sharpless), Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San)
Enkelejda Shkosa (Suzuki), Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San)
Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San)

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Madama Butterfly

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 12

It is a recognisable Madama Butterfly, but it still feels fresh
10 Apr 15 / A Younger Theatre
The Royal Opera’s Butterfly is a heart-breaker
30 Mar 15 / The Observer
A savage tale about exploitation of the innocent by the powerful and ruthless
29 Mar 15 / Express
A conspicuously international line-up but an effective, superbly conducted revival of a firm favourite
24 Mar 15 / The Stage
Madama Butterfly à la Royal Opera House de Londres
24 Mar 15 / Opera Online
America meets Japan as Puccini's tearjerker returns to Covent Garden
23 Mar 15 / What's on Stage
Kristine Opolais makes for an authoritative geisha and Brian Jagde packs character into Pinkerton
23 Mar 15 / The Guardian
Clattering cherry blossom: solid revival of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden
23 Mar 15 / Bachtrack
Nicola Luisotti drew incredible incisive playing from the pit
23 Mar 15 / Opera Today
A triumph for Kristine Opolais
23 Mar 15 / Music OMH
Kristine Opolais brings great emotional subtlety to this visually stunning production of Madama Butterfly
23 Mar 15 / Telegraph
Kristine Opolais makes this revival unmissable
22 Mar 15 / Classical Source
My first night at the opera - aged 36 and a half
Opera novice Erin Baker makes her debut in the audience of Madame Butterfly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
'I suffer when I'm singing Butterfly'
Ahead of her return to Covent Garden, soprano Kristine Opolais tells Rupert Christiansen about the pain of playing Puccini's tragic heroine.
Production details
Opolais/Martinez, Jagde/Stewart, Shkosa, Viviani, Bosi, White, Hovhannisyan, Yurchuk, Johnson
(c) Luisotti (d) Leiser/Caurier
Performance dates
20, 23, 28, 31 March, 4(m), 6, 9(m) April 2015
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