Madame Butterfly Reviews
Here we have collected reviews and comments about our production of Madame Butterfly from press, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere on the internet.
[These comments and reviews are from the 2012 tour of Madame Butterfly ~Ed]
From the Press & Blogs
"Thanks in part to Northern Ballet, no wonder we are the dance envy of Europe, if not the Western world."
Jeffrey Taylor, The Express ★★★★
"It is in turn dramatic, romantic, lyrical, emotional, funny and utterly heartbreaking."
Carole, North Leeds Life
"Madame Butterfly is ballet for everybody – accessible, understandable and, ultimately, wonderful"
Matt Callard, on:Yorkshire magazine
"Even if you may not feel as though ballet would be your thing go and see Madame Butterly. It has all the elements you would expect from excellent theatre - effecting and virtuosic performances, a powerful narrative, exquisite staging and beautiful music."
Kirsty Hulse, TQS Magazine
"The production was fantastic."
Tiffany Shepherd, ThePublicReviews.com ★★★★★
From Social Networks
At Nottingham Theatre Royal
Stunning performance of Madame Butterfly by @northernballet
— Christopher Harston (@ChrisHarston) October 10, 2012
— carolyn gilby (@CarolynGilby) October 10, 2012
Madame Butterfly @royalnottingham was everything I'd hoped for. Last scene was mesmerising. Well done Northern Ballet - that was gutsy ;)
— Elmo (@ElmoDecksterity) October 9, 2012
From previous venues...
"Breath taking funny and heart breaking Madame Butterfly was fantastic, it's definately the best night ever."
Diane via Facebook
— Laura Maley (@elle_c_emm) September 26, 2012
— Andrew + Helen (@palmersquared) September 26, 2012
— Janet McNulty (@JanMcN) September 25, 2012
— Elise (@EliseDye) September 25, 2012
— Julie A (@Julega) September 19, 2012
— Martha Lamb (@_LittleMartha_) September 18, 2012
Saw @northernballet's interpretation of Madame Butterfly this evening - twas beautifully performed and full of emotion.
— Jonathon (@JonathonRabbit) March 4, 2012
— Julie A (@Julega) March 3, 2012
— Guy (@wakefield_guy) March 3, 2012
— LS1hack (@LS1hack) March 3, 2012
Curtains goingin Harrogate project but im still floating on the memories of Madame Butterfly absolutely divine thank you @northernballet
— Carolyn Parker (@Carolynparkerid) March 2, 2012
— Café 164 (@cafe164) March 1, 2012
Northern Ballet 'Madame Butterfly' is absolutely stunning...now reassessing the pecking order of my fave shows they've done
— Melanie Macrae (@mmacrae81) March 4, 2012
"Watched Madame Butterfly yesterday at the Lyceum in Sheffield and I would just like to say it was the most enchanting ballet performance I have seen for a very long time! The time went far too quickly!! X"
Ziggy via Facebook
"'Madame Butterfly' was absolutely enchanting at The Lyceum, Sheffield this afternoon. Thanks to all concerned, especially the little boy who was reluctant to come on stage, but overcame it and gave a wonderful performance!"
Hetty via Facebook
"It was this version over 10 years ago at the same venue that made me fall in love with ballet, on Saturday night I fell in love all over again....sublime!"
David via Facebook
"Just got home from seeing madam butterfly. Congratulations go out to everyone involved. It was a fantastic performance."
Sarah via Facebook
"Was lucky enough to see Madame Butterfly last night - congratulations to everyone involved it was fabulous as usual."
Karen via Facebook
"David Nixons ballet can only be described as beautiful, moving & heart breaking"
Philip via Facebook
"Amazing performance of Madame Butterfly this afternoon. Still not come back down to Earth!"
Julie via Facebook