Glyndebourne Live: Madame Butterfly

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Glyndebourne Live: Madame Butterfly () 210mins

Screening live from the Glyndebourne Festival to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Thursday 21st June at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now.

When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.

Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon.

Cast includes Olga Busuioc, Elizabeth DeShong, Joshua Guerrero, Michael Sumuel and François Piolino.

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Director Annilese Miskimmon
Designer Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Movement Director Kally Lloyd Jones
Projection Designer Ian William Galloway

Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra with The Glyndebourne Chorus


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Rye

Glyndebourne Live: Madame Butterfly () 210mins

Screening live from the Glyndebourne Festival to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Thursday 21st June at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now.

When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.

Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon.

Cast includes Olga Busuioc, Elizabeth DeShong, Joshua Guerrero, Michael Sumuel and François Piolino.

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Director Annilese Miskimmon
Designer Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Movement Director Kally Lloyd Jones
Projection Designer Ian William Galloway

Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra with The Glyndebourne Chorus


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Bermondsey

Glyndebourne Live: Madame Butterfly () 210mins

Screening live from the Glyndebourne Festival to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Thursday 21st June at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now.

When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.

Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon.

Cast includes Olga Busuioc, Elizabeth DeShong, Joshua Guerrero, Michael Sumuel and François Piolino.

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Director Annilese Miskimmon
Designer Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Movement Director Kally Lloyd Jones
Projection Designer Ian William Galloway

Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra with The Glyndebourne Chorus


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