Published: 02/06/2014 09:00 - Updated: 27/05/2014 14:56

Event Of The Week: Madame Butterfly

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Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly - coming to Inverness this week

When: Thursday June 5th – Saturday June 7th

Where: Eden Court, Inverness

Why: Classic, timeless and stylish, Sir David McVicar’s Madama Butterfly has been a firm favourite since it was first staged in 2000. Foregoing sentimentality to create a rich cast of characters with unflinchingly human characteristics, his production lays bare a hugely atmospheric, poignant story that still has the power to affect, over a century after it was first performed. Cio-Cio-San, a young girl living in Nagasaki, has fallen for Pinkerton, a reckless American naval officer stationed near her home. Despite her family’s objections, she gives up all she has to marry him, but he soon abandons her to return to America. When he returns three years later she is still patiently waiting, willing to do whatever is needed in the name of love. But ahead lie only betrayal and heartbreak.

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