No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. Set in Japan at the turn of the century, this tale of the doomed love of an American navy officer and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime music.

David Freeman’s spectacular in the round staging of Puccini’s masterpiece, sung in English, returns to London from 26 February to 15 March. Once more, the floor of the Royal Albert Hall will be flooded with water to create the shimmering surface of a traditional Japanese water garden with Madam Butterfly’s house perched on stilts above.

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