Madama Butterfly soars into New Wimbledon Theatre with host of international opera stars for one night of heart-breaking drama

Madama Butterfly will be fluttering down to the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Puccini opera promises the audience a very emotional performance.

Award-winning producer Ellen Kent is bringing the ‘Opera of the Year’ to South West London for one very special evening on October 1.

Gracing the stage will international Korean soprano Elena Dee singing the part of the tragic protagonist Cio Cio San.

Opera-buffs will witness the heart-breaking story of a beautiful Japanese girl who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant, with devastating consequences.

The story of the star-crossed lovers will be accompanied by music from the Chisinau National Philharmonic orchestra, conducted by Nicolae Dohotaru.

“We often hear a lot of weeping and sniffing from the audience,” says Ms Kent.

“It is an emotional traditional performance and Puccini’s music is to die for. It has it all.”

The show includes magnificent sets consisting of a spectacular Japanese garden and beautiful and intricate costumes such as Japanese antique wedding kimonos designed by Nadia Shvets.

Madama Butterfly features a number of international soloists from the national operas of Odessa, Spain and Rostov and will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

“It is a beautiful and emotional story with a very strong storyline,” adds producer-director Ms Kent.

“It is a very poignant and beautiful piece of opera that will offer everyone a very good evening out.”

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