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Madam Butterfly at Buxton

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

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THE Grand Opera of Belarus presents Puccini’s Madam Butterfly at Buxton Opera House.

The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus is one of the three theatres in former Soviet Union to receive the status ‘Bolshoi.’

The theatre opened its doors in 1933 and rapidly developed an outstanding reputation for quality and professionalism.

The theatre repeatedly went on tour to the most prestigious stages in the former USSR including, the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

Successful tours in 1940 have brought the theatre an honorary title ‘Bolshoi’ (translated ‘Big’) and in 1964 the title of ‘Academic’.

For the last 15 years the theatre has visited more than 30 countries around the world; from Portugal and Spain to Japan and China.

This tragic story is one of operas favourite and is performed with a large, live orchestra.

Madam Butterfly is the magnificent story of a trusting Japanese maiden that catches the attention and affections of an American officer. In order to become his bride she must cross cultural boundaries and defy the will of her family.The Grand Opera of Belarus will be coming to The Buxton Opera House to perform Madam Butterfly on Sunday, March 10.

Tickets are £35, £32, £29, £20 and concessions are available.

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