Russian State Opera
Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas
Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
“Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” Daily Post
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra of over 30 musicians
After its successful season last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with an exquisite production of Madama Butterfly boasting beautiful sets and costumes which form the perfect setting for this emotional and heart-breaking story.
No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
Set in Japan at the turn of the last 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.
Though infinitely sad and tragic, the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its 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.
For Your Health and Safety When at the Victoria Theatre
The Victoria Theatre is happy to be welcoming visitors back after being closed for over 18 months. We know that many of our customers are eager to return to live entertainment and would like life to go back to ‘normal’. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic means that there is a need to continue to protect ourselves, our audiences, and our community.
We therefore have a COVID entry policy that visitors must adhere to when visiting the Victoria Theatre. This includes wearing of face coverings and providing proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.
Please visit the COVID page HERE to read the policy and ensure that you are ready to be compliant with these rules when you visit.
We really want to make sure that we can remain open, to bring back the joy of live entertainment and shared experiences to all, so that we can all feel as ‘normal’ as possible under the circumstances and we greatly appreciate your support, kindness, and cooperation during this time as we continue to protect ourselves and each other.
The door times for all events are an hour before the show is due to start and we will be checking everyone as they come in. Please arrive as early as possible, as there may be queues.
* Ticket prices include a Theatre Support Fee when booking via our Box Office and online. No other charges are applied.