Glyndebourne Festival - Madama Butterfly Reviews
21 April 2021

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Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 16

You'd need to be made of stone to get through Act III unmoved here
13 Sep 18 / Opera Journal
Glyndebourne is sunny yet unrewarding
3 Jun 18 / The Sunday Times
The summer opera season kicks off with Annilese Miskimmon’s perceptive staging of Puccini’s heartbreaker
28 May 18 / The Observer
Much is routine – and a fair amount is worse
24 May 18 / The Spectator
A super start to the 2018 season
24 May 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
The undoubted glory of the evening was the orchestral playing by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
22 May 18 / Music OMH
The UK's premier summer festival opens its season with Puccini's beloved tear-jerker
21 May 18 / What's on Stage
Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly makes her bow at the Glyndebourne Festival
21 May 18 / Bachtrack
Excellent performances
21 May 18 / The Stage
Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 opens with Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly
21 May 18 / Opera Today
An impressive opening night Butterfly at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival
21 May 18 / Seen and Heard
A breathtaking Butterfly, but Richard Jones goes overboard on the gags
21 May 18 / Independent
Glyndebourne openers perplex, provoke and charm
21 May 18 / The Guardian
Exceptionally well cast and thoughtfully directed by Annilese Miskimmon, the emotional impact remains devastating
21 May 18 / Classical Source
Bland characterisation but striking singing in Puccini's emotional masterpiece
21 May 18 / Telegraph
Boldly updated to the 1950s, this production nevertheless has a striking visual beauty
21 May 18 / The Times
The heartless GIs who inspired Madame Butterfly
A new production of the opera at Glyndebourne is set in post-war Japan.
Sex, betrayal, suicide
is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?
Production details
Cast
Busuioc, Guerrero, DeShong, Sumuel, Bosi/Piolino, Budaratskiy, Ränzlöv, Mechlinski, Mofidian, Marsden, Muffett
(c) Wellber/Glassberg (d) Miskimmon
Performance dates
19, 23, 26, 31 May, 3, 6, 9, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 June, 1, 5, 8, 12, 18 July 2018
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