Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with
international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards
Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul
and 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
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
*Cast Subject to Change
"Stunning and emotionally charged"
- Cardiff Morning Star
“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
Tickets: £37, £34, £30, £27, £24
(These prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee)
Show Time: 7:30pm
Please Note: Under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+). Unfortunately there is no lift access to the Circle or Boxes. When booking your seats on the internet, you should be aware that best seating views are listed in colour order from left to right on the price list and that the lowest price band may indicate a restricted view. Should you have any queries regarding restricted view seats, booking wheelchair spaces, Boxes or Group Bookings, please contact our Box Office on 01473 433100 (Ipswich Entertainments do not accept American Express). The show running times can be subject to change by the promoter on the day, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause