Russian State Opera – Madama Butterfly & Tosca

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Date(s) - 30/08/2017 - 31/08/2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Royal Hall

Ripon Road
North Yorkshire

Russian State Opera performs the premiere of Tosca and Madama Butterfly Opera
The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns with the most colourful & exotic opera

Madama Butterfly & Tosca – perfect tragic operas
Music by Giacomo Puccini


Sung in Italian with English Surtitles 

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madama Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grip your heart.

It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.
The premiere of this exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an already heart-breaking opera.


Puccini’sTosca is a melodrama where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi. Their trust is set to be tested by Scarpia, the ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death. The officer is prepared to let Cavaradossi go if Tosca is willing to spend the night with Scarpia…


Tosca is one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time!


If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with brand new settings and fantastic costumes, exquisite singing, and those wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming to themselves on their way home, making this a must-see opera production for everyone.

Opera performances of Madama Butterfly and Tosca in Yorkshire:


















Wed 30 Aug Harrogate, Royal Hall       Madama Butterfly 01423 502 116

Thu          31 Aug    Harrogate, Royal Hall       Tosca                     01423 502 116


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