English National Opera - Madama Butterfly Reviews
19 April 2021
General scene
Mary Plazas, Pamela Helen Stephen
Gwyn Hughes Jones
Mark Richardson
Mary Plazas, Jonathan McGovern

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Madama Butterfly

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 11

When five stars aren't enough
5 Jun 12 / Daily Mail
Minghella’s Madam Butterfly is still one of the ENO’s most beautiful productions
25 May 12 / Tottenham & Wood Green Journal
In the pit the Oleg Caetani conducts a thrilling account of the work
17 May 12 / What's on Stage
A meaningful triumph for ENO
12 May 12 / Musical Criticism
An entirely believable performance that made for a thoroughly good night at the opera
12 May 12 / Classical Source
A breathtaking affair
11 May 12 / Londonist
Love and the spirit of Minghella is in the air as Mary Plazas proves she was born to play Butterfly
10 May 12 / Evening Standard
Underpowered emotion lets down the production overall
10 May 12 / The Stage
ENO serves up an attractively sung and gloriously played Butterfly
10 May 12 / Opera Britannia
Anthony Minghella's production seems destined to become a classic and go on forever
10 May 12 / Seen and Heard
Minghella's classic production makes a stylish return to ENO
9 May 12 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Cast
Plazas/Raval, Jones, Stephen, Fanning, Colvin, Richardson, McGovern
(c) Caetani (d) Minghella
Performance dates
8, 10, 13(m), 17, 19, 24, 26, 28, 30 May, 2(m) June 2012
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