Welsh National Opera - Madama Butterfly Reviews
21 April 2021
Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San), Jonathan Burton (Pinkerton)
Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (Suzuki), David Kempster (Sharpless)
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Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San), Leo Adams (Trouble)
Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San)

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Madama Butterfly

Welsh National Opera


No. of reviews: 13

The performance was ‘saved’ by some sterling vocal commitment
3 Jul 17 / Opera Today
This production was almost as beautiful to watch as it was to listen to
2 Jul 17 / Redbrick
WNO’s Madame Butterfly is a delicious interpretation of Puccini’s parable of vulnerability in timeless voice and verse
29 Jun 17 / The Reviews Hub
Linda Richardson is a lovely Butterfly
29 Jun 17 / Classical Source
A classic, traditional staging and has lost little lustre
1 May 17 / Classical Source
Karah Son's performance is simply quite stunning throughout
29 Apr 17 / Southern Daily Echo
A traditional Butterfly from WNO satisfies all round
18 Apr 17 / Seen and Heard
A production that both musically and visually ravishes the senses
3 Apr 17 / The Reviews Hub
Nagasaki comes to Bedfordshire: WNO's Madama Butterfly in Milton Keynes
28 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Moved, but not shattered
24 Feb 17 / The Spectator
Welsh National Opera revives Joachim Herz's ancient production for its spring tour
20 Feb 17 / What's on Stage
Wrenching emotional power
14 Feb 17 / The Stage
The three-decade-old production has lost none of its lustre
12 Feb 17 / The Reviews Hub
Production details
Cast
Son/Richardson/Howarth, Burton/Clarke, Afonwy-Jones, Kempster, Wiegold/Kim
(c) Foster/Greenwood (d) Herz
Performance dates
10, 12, 17, 18 February, 24, 25, 31 March, 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, 29 April, 27, 29, 30 June 2017 (various locations)
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