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Preview: Madam Butterfly at Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Ponteland youth set to feature alongside world-class opera stars

Madam Butterfly
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Friday 26th February 2016

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

The highly acclaimed Russian State Operareturns to Tyne Theatre & Opera House with the perfect tragic opera, Madam Butterfly, featuring remarkable talent, 6 year old Isaac Hutchinson.

The local star who has a passion for dancing, singing and all things theatre was lucky enough to be chosen to portray the son of Madam Butterfly in this impressive cast accompanied by a large live orchestra of over 30 musicians.

As an attendee of Ponteland First School and Stagecoach at Gosforth Academy, Isaac has enjoyed performing in a number of shows, but is thrilled to be part of the internationally acclaimed opera production, an experience he is sure to remember for a very long time.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.

It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.

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

‘A boon to opera in regional theatres’ – The Stage

‘Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation’ - Daily Post

What better way to experience this exquisite production than in the beautiful Grade-1 listed Tyne Theatre & Opera House, with its acoustics and atmosphere perfectly fitting for what is sure to be a highly emotive, yet elegant performance.

Madam Butterfly appears at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Friday 26th February 2016 at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £29, Child £22, Cons £27 (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone)
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)
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