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Madama Butterfly – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Annilese Miskimmon Reviewer: Helen Tope Telling the true story of a Japanese geisha abandoned by her American husband, Madama Butterfly is one of opera’s greatest tragedies – perhaps the greatest one of all. The story is irresistible: a naive 15-year-old Cio-Cio-San is married off to an American lieutenant, Pinkerton, in ...

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Madama Butterfly – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Annilese Miskimmon Reviewer: Lu Greer Many of the audience in attendance for Madama Butterfly have seen countless Glyndebourne performances before, and they’ve always been carefully staged, beautifully performed, and deeply moving. Annilese Miskimmon directing of this run of a much-loved classic, however, has led to a re-imagining of much of ...

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The Rape of Lucretia – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Ronald Duncan Director: Fiona Shaw Set Designer: Michael Levine Conductor: Jack Ridley [rating:5] Glyndebourne gave the premiere of Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia in 1946, starring Kathleen Ferrier in the title rôle. It hasn't been staged again by Glyndebourne until now, the year we are celebrating 100 years since the British composer's birth. As ...

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