Ukrainian National Opera to perform Madama Butterfly in Llandudno

THE UKRAINIAN National Opera’s tour is coming to Llandudno to premiere Puccini’s timeless opera, Madama Butterfly.

The opera company, from Dnipro, Ukraine, will tour the UK from February 9 to April 5 2023. They will visit Llandudno Venue Cymru on February, Friday 24.

The cast will be accompanied by a large live orchestra comprising of more than 30 musicians. 

Producer Alexej Ignatow, of Amande Concerts Ltd, said: “We are really excited to be presenting this opera company to UK audiences in these difficult times. The journey has been extremely challenging, but I am glad we have overcome the many extraordinary obstacles and have now received all the necessary visas and clearances for the Ukrainian artists.

“The cast has been rehearsing vigorously over the last five weeks, and will continue to do so until the very moment when they will be leaving for the UK.

“We in the production office are now fully focussed on marketing these operas and raising awareness.”

Set in Japan, at the turn of the last century, no opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of the doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.

Though infinitely sad, the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievement also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus, which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.

The opera will be sung in original language with English surtitles.

Amande Concerts Ltd is a UK established production company. Ukrainian National Opera is a registered brand name of Amande Concerts Ltd.

Over the last 16 years the following productions have been put on: Ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote as well as operas such as Carmen, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Rigoletto and many more.

Telephone Venue Cymru Box Office on 01492 872000 to book or visit their website. 

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno