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Ayana Kanda as Butterfly on our poster image taken by Jason Tozer

Madame Butterfly

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best - through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly.

Be transported to Japan as the Company presents its much-loved and heartbreakingly tragic Madame Butterfly. The inspiration for the world famous musical Miss Saigon, the story of Madame Butterfly tells of the doomed love affair between an American Naval Lieutenant and his young Japanese bride, Butterfly. Madly in love and prepared to sacrifice everything, Butterfly’s world falls apart when she is abandoned and betrayed.

This is world-class ballet on your doorstep. Book now and prepare for Europe’s ‘Best Company’ to sweep you away this spring through unrivalled storytelling, dance and live music.

Running time 2 hours (approximately)

“It was hypnotic and spine-tingling. And it was over too soon.”
Yorkshire Evening Post
“...sumptuously designed and skillfully interpreted...”

Creative Team

Choreography, Costume Design & Set Design Concept
Lighting Design

Header photos of Ayana Kanda as Madame Butterfly, photo Jason Tozer

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