What you thought of Madama Butterfly

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The curtain has now gone up on Festival 2018’s revival of Madama Butterfly

In this video the opening night audience tell us what they thought of the production:

You can read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions below.


What the critics are saying

‘…in her direction Miskimmon doesn’t put a foot wrong: this is the most sensitive and satisfying retelling of the tale I have seen in years’
The Independent

‘Rarely… have I seen a singer so convincingly capture all the facets of Butterfly’s character’
The Times

‘the chorus under its new master Nicholas Jenkins sounded luminous in its humming serenade and the London Philharmonic Orchestra played with fervour under Omer Meir Wellber’
The Telegraph

‘subtlety of detail combined with striking performances allows the drama fully to hit home’
The Guardian


Audience reaction

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How to see Madama Butterfly:

On stage at Festival 2018 19 May–18 July

Live in cinemas and online 21 July