Bill Kenn7

Madam Butterfly

Since nothing much actually happens in Madam Butterfly in terms of stage action, apart from minimal crowd scenes at the wedding and the Bonze’s denunciation of Butterfly’s conversion to Christianity, the challenge for the opera’s Director is to ensure that the important relationships between the characters are explored very carefully. Typically however Martyn Harrison also takes every opportunity to make his production as visually interesting as possible beginning with an amazingly athletic display of Japanese martial arts technigues performed by Stuart Boother as Prince Yamadori. 


Gill Jenkins

“Actor Stuart Boother … said: “ We wanted to get the feel of Jude, the place where it was written and, of course, where it was set.”