Accessibility links


Sign In
  • Home
  • News
  • Your Reaction: Madama Butterfly 2015

Your Reaction: Madama Butterfly 2015

What did you think of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera?

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

21 March 2015 at 9.51am | 9 Comments

Press reviews:

Guardian ★★★★
Telegraph ★★★★
Arts Desk (£) ★★★★
The Stage ★★★★
Music OMH ★★★★
What's on Stage ★★★
Bachtrack ★★★

What did you think of Madama Butterfly?

The production is a co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. It is sponsored by Coutts, with generous philanthropic support from Mr and Mrs Christopher W.T. Johnston and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

21 March 2015 at 9.51am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, comments, Madama Butterfly, Production, review, Reviews, Social Media, twitter, your reaction

This article has 9 comments

  1. Tessa Fane responded on 23 March 2015 at 7:24am Reply

    Fabulous acting and singing... Very very boring sets.

    • Laura responded on 5 April 2015 at 11:07pm

      Have to disagree. I thought the simplicity of the sets were wonderful and the 30 children I took were fascinated by the way the background and raised shutters altered the mood of each scene.

  2. Francis Tavernor responded on 24 March 2015 at 9:46am Reply

    This was an emotionally shattering performance. We were drawn in to a storyline and set that had the stark simplicity of a Greek tragedy. Opolais is simply wonderful; everyone and everything revolved around her throughout the evening.

  3. Chris Kaday responded on 24 March 2015 at 11:29pm Reply

    Seriously underpowered Butterfly competing with over powered conducting lacking in any subtlety - most disappointing despite the positive reviews. 2nd half dragged with some of those around us asleep or looking at their watches.

  4. Greg Sturges responded on 25 March 2015 at 1:52am Reply

    An opera I have seen so many times was minted anew by the performance of Kristine Opolais. Completely captivating, the evening was a triumph.

  5. Ekaterina N responded on 5 April 2015 at 12:32pm Reply

    Stunning performance by Kristine Opolais

  6. Moved to tears by Ana Maria Martinez @anamariasoprano @RoyalOperaHouse during last night's Madama Butterfly. I cried all the way home! Thank you for such a magical evening

  7. Kurt responded on 11 April 2015 at 7:51am Reply

    I was very moved by this performance - beautifully sung but was shocked by the rude booing of the tenor who gave a lyrical performance . If you dont like it then refrain from applauding -this would be the decent thing to do surely .Shame on them

    • William Weddle responded on 13 April 2015 at 7:37pm

      The booing was nothing to do with the quality of his performance it was because he was the 'bad guy'. The fact that he attracted some 'jovial' boos during the applause at the end showed how good his portrayal of Pinkerton had been. A very memorable performance indeed.

Comment on this article

Your email will not be published

Website URL is optional