Puccini’s tragic romance is heartbreakingly beautiful in every sense.

One fine day in Japan, 1904. Cio-Cio San is young, beautiful and about to marry the man of her dreams. But her American bridegroom sees things very differently, and as reality begins to dawn, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly unfolds one of opera’s most heart-rending tragedies of love betrayed. Japanese soprano Maki Mori stars in this sumptuous concert performance of one of the world’s favourite operas: a score (and a story) close to Kazuki Yamada’s heart.

There will be an interval in this performance

About Madam Butterfly

Where Have I Heard it Before?

You might recognise the Humming Chorus from Puccini's Madam Butterfly from House of Gucci, but if you listen closely you can also hear echoes of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables which was inspired by this opera.

Madam Butterfly, Humming Chorus Puccini

Full programme

  • Puccini, Madam Butterfly  (145mins)