Madama Butterfly by Will Barnet
Posted on 15th September, 2014

Madama Butterfly at the Hexagon Theatre

The heat-breaking tale of love, loyalty and honour is told in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  When her American husband Pinkerton returns home, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) is left to raise her young child on her own while expectantly waiting for her husband to return.  After three long years, Cio-Cio-San is reunited with her husband only to find that he has taken an American wife.  Unable to live with the dishonour and loss, Madama Butterfly secures the future of her child and then takes her own life.

Ellen Kent, the award winning producer, brings her internationally acclaimed opera to The Hexagon Theatre in Reading on 12th October.  Well known classics such as the Love Duet by Delibes will be performed by the Chisinau National Philharmonic & Opera Orchestra and also feature international Korean soprano, Elena Dee.  This promises to be a truly spectacular performance accompanied by authentic Japanese wedding kimonos and ornate Japanese garden backdrops.  For more information or to book, visit Reading Arts website.

Why not make a full day of your visit with some shopping in the Royal town of Windsor followed by a truly indulgent cream tea at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.  Served from 2pm to 5pm there are many offers to choose from, including our Prosecco Afternoon Tea for those who like to relax with a glass of bubbly.  With curtains up at 7.30pm you will have plenty of time to enjoy a rest before the short car journey to the Hexagon Theatre.

Call us now on 01753 202825 for more information on our special offers and events or visit our special offers page.
We look forward to welcoming you.


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