Madam Butterfly: The One Man Opera

Riverside Studios
Crisp Road, Outer London, Greater London W6 9RL
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With music by leading contemporary composer Michael Finnissy, responding to Puccini's iconic score, and a new libretto from Andrew G Marshall, the story is set thirty years after the end of the opera. Butterfly's son has journeyed to America in the hope of meeting his father for the first time. However, Pinkerton is now Governor of Georgia and is seeking re-election so the arrival of an illegitimate, mixed race son would be highly embarrassing. Will he reject or embrace his only child?