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Welsh National Opera: Madam Butterfly

24, 26 + 28 September, 1+2 October 2021

Donald Gordon Theatre

On the surface a dream-like wedding for a groom and his young, beautiful bride - but behind the façade is a cruel reality.

Abandoned and betrayed, Butterfly finds her world crashing around her as her one chance for freedom becomes her prison. Her desperation and pain escalate as she fights for survival with devastating consequences.

Madam Butterfly is a powerful story of unrequited love, human pain and suffering which is magnificently intensified by Puccini’s glorious music, promising a night of drama and emotion.

Inspired by Puccini’s fantasy landscape of exotic pleasures, Lindy Hume’s new production interprets Butterfly’s famous story through a dystopian prism.

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh

Start time:
Tue, Fri + Sat 7.15pm
Sun 4pm

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (including an interval)

Welsh National Opera Multi-buy Offer

Book two operas, save 10% (Applies to top 4 prices).
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U16 Offer

£5, when bought with a full price adult ticket. Please note that all under-16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above.

All offers are subject to selected seats, allocations and availability.


Please note that following latest Welsh Government guidelines, these performances will no longer be socially distanced.

We've implemented a number of safety measures to ensure our venue is Covid-safe and in line with the latest government and performing arts guidelines. Find out more here.

Entry into the building is currently via the south side doors next to Teras and opposite the Pierhead building.

The Donald Gordon Theatre during a Patti Smith concert

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Donald Gordon Theatre