Saturday 13 October 
7.45pm (Theatre)
Tickets: £28, £31, £35

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Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians, Russian State Opera brings Madama Butterfly to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 13 October.

This exquisite production, sung in Italian with English surtitles, boasts a beautiful set and costumes which intensify the emotion of the heart-breaking story.

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in Japan at the turn of the century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.

Sad and tragic it most certainly is, yet the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera. His supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world the most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet – as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.

This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.