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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Closed January 18, 2024

This is a Butterfly to cherish

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Why See Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly?

Classical & Opera


Experience the bittersweet wonder of Puccini's beloved masterpiece once more in this glorious production from esteemed director Ellen Kent. Back on tour in 2024 due to popular demand, it's a mesmerizing and sumptuous affair that highlights Puccini's greatest score with spectacular sets and costumes including a breathtaking Japanese garden.  One of the most popular works in the repertoire, prepare to be swept up in the story of a young Japanese woman and her heartbreaking relationship with a dashing American Naval Officer.

What is the story?

Follow Cio Cio ('Butterfly') as she loses her heart to Officer Pinkerton, only to discover his love is fleeting. A sad story of intense passion, devotion, and tragedy wrapped up in an unforgettable score, discover for yourself the beauty of this fantastic opera, be it for the first time, or once again!

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Additional Information


Performance date: 18 January 2024


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Run time

Two hours and 35 minutes


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

What you thought

16 reviews, average rating: (4.1 Stars)

4.0 star rating

Colin Joseph Carmelo Smart: “A brilliant production”

I have no time for those who go to the opera to be awed by the sets, the... more

Ricardo: “Madame butterfly - awesome”

I loved it, the cast were great and you have to admit that there isn't... more

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