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Welsh National Opera: Madam Butterfly

16 + 19 March 2022

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:
Wed + Sat 7.15pm

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


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Groups 10+ from £4 off. Applies to selected seats. Organise a group visit


£12.50 — Applies to selected seats.
One free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils. Call 029 2063 6464.


£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.

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

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