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08 February, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

PUCCINI’S Madam Butterfly is opening tonight (Wednesday) evening at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, in a new production directed by Paul Higgins.

It is being relocated to 21st-century Nagasaki where a Japanese teenager is trapped, working in a café. She has a chance to change her life when she meets an American Lieutenant. She believes they are marrying for love. But can she become a real wife in the eyes of this man who sees her as a temporary plaything?

The opera is a lyrical and poignant tragedy set to some of the most famous and moving music ever written and, as most of the music is does with choruses, it is ideally suited to the Kings Head Theatre.

Madam Butterfly is the first of three operas at the King’s Head Theatre this year. Others are The Magic Flute, opening on May 4, and Tosca on September 20.

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