Saturday February 22, 2020

Classical Notes: Getting Butterflies

Summer may be the season for butterflies, but there is no shortage of them in Dublin this spring with three separate productions of Madama Butterfly taking place.

26th February, 2012
Anne-Sophie Duprels in Opera North's production of Madama Butterfly.

The first of this unusual flutter of Puccini's masterpiece took place last weekend *(see below)* with Lyric Opera's production at the National Concert Hall. Next up is the exciting prospect of Leeds-based Opera North, Britain's leading touring company, which services the major cities of the north of England and has achieved international acclaim for its wide-ranging repertoire. Its current stagings of Madama Butterfly and Giulio Cesare add to an increasing flow of top-notch British and...

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