Passionate tale of Butterfly at Castle Theatre

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One of the world’s best-loved operatic masterpieces will be performed at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough on Saturday.

A passionate tale of misplaced love and betrayal, Madama Butterfly tells the story of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who catches the eye of B F Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Secretly she converts to Christianity, crossing cultural boundaries and alienating her family, to become his bride.

A spokesman said: “This is Puccini at his best – a story of tradition, romance, yearning and sacrifice – and has become one of the world’s most beloved operas since it was first heard in 1904. Its timeless human story is sure to stir the hearts of opera aficionados and novices alike in director Jacopo Spirei’s inspired production, which combines unfailing beauty with unflinching passionate honesty.”

Co-Opera Co has been a regular visitor to The Castle since its first visit in 2010 with its innovative production of La Boheme which brought great critical acclaim, both in the national press and from audience members.

The performance will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced £22 or £20 and can be purchased by calling the box office on 01933 270007 or visiting www.thecastle.org.uk.