English National Opera - Madama Butterfly Reviews
26 April 2019
General scene
Dina Kuznetsova, George von Bergen
Dina Kuznetsova, Timothy Richards
Sorrow puppet by Blind Summit, Dina Kuznetsova
Dina Kuznetsova

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Madama Butterfly

English National Opera

No. of reviews: 12

Overall, Minghella's production is still a magical night at ENO
1 Nov 13 / Musical Criticism
A visual feast encompassing layers of dance, drama and innovative staging
22 Oct 13 / Spear's
ENO's season is back on track with this strong Butterfly
21 Oct 13 / The Opera Critic
Dina Kuznetsova is outstanding, while puppets bring added emotional depth
19 Oct 13 / Express
Minghella's arresting, glossy production returns
18 Oct 13 / Opera Britannia
Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful but dramatically inert staging of 'Madam Butterfly' returns to ENO
18 Oct 13 / What's on Stage
A firm favourite with English National Opera audiences
17 Oct 13 / Music OMH
Sensuality and beauty in ENO’s Madama Butterfly
17 Oct 13 / Seen and Heard
Overall the show seems to have gone fuzzy around the edge
16 Oct 13 / The Stage
No tearjerker but still definitely an event
16 Oct 13 / Classical Source
ENO's revival of Anthony Minghella's staging puts the emphasis on sleaze rather than emotional engagement
16 Oct 13 / The Guardian
The late Anthony Minghella's ice-cool staging of Puccini's ardent masterpiece returns to ENO
15 Oct 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Kuznetsova/Plazas, Jones/Richards, Stephen, von Bergen, Rhys-Jenkins, Richardson, Young, Baker
(c) Marciano/Fitzpatrick (d) Minghella
Performance dates
14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26(m) October, 2, 8, 13, 15, 21, 23, 29 November, 1(m) December 2013
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