See a tragic love story

Tragic love story Madama Butterfly comes to the Kings Theatre, Southsea
Tragic love story Madama Butterfly comes to the Kings Theatre, Southsea
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A spectacular Japanese garden and antique wedding kimonos from Japan will be featured in a new opera production at the Kings Theatre, Southsea this autumn, from the company that staged Verdi and Puccini masterpieces there in the 2013-14 season.

Opera International presents Ellen Kent’s production of Madama Butterfly, which inspired musical Miss Saigon. The production features the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra from Moldova with international soloists including Korean soprano Elena Dee on Saturday, October 4 at 7.30pm.

Madama Butterfly tells of a beautiful young Japanese woman who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with tragic consequences.

Highlights include the Humming Chorus, the moving soprano aria Un Bel Di (One Fine Day) and a famous love duet.

The opera will be sung in the original Italian with English surtitles.

Tickets cost £23.50 - £27 from (023) 9282 8282 or kingsportsmouth.co.uk.