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image for Opera item typeMadama Butterfly at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Opera, Thu 30 Mar 2017

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres


Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

01245 606505


Fairfield Road,


Starring: Ermonela Jaho. Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth Deshong Director: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Antonio Pappano conducts a superb cast in this ravishing production of Puccini's heart-rending opera. Puccini's story of loving geisha Cio-Cio San's tragic relationship with callous American naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is one of the world's most popular operas. Set against an exotic Nagasaki backdrop drawn from 19th century western artists' romanticised view of Japan, it's a heart-breaking tale of love, honour and betrayal played out to a magnificently evocative score. Among the many highlights are such lyrical passages as the fabulous Humming chorus, Cio-Cio San’s seduction by Pinkerton, and, of course, her wonderful, impassioned aria 'Un bel di'. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production features acclaimed Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho singing the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, with exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente as Pinkerton. The conductor is Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, who's renowned for his interpretations of Italian opera.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 30 Mar 2017 19:15


Tickets: £14.50

Concessions: £13.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £7.00

£1 off full price and standard concessionary tickets for Leisure Plus cardholders

Group Booking discount available (One in every ten free)

A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and debit card payments made in person and by telephone

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

By Road:
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing