Madame Butterfly flutters to Banchory

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Following critically acclaimed productions of La Boheme and Lucia di Lammermoor, Opera Bohemia is returning to Banchory with their exciting new production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly next month.

This will be Opera Bohemia’s third year performing in Banchory and they have said they have “enjoyed a very warm reception in Banchory over the last two years” and stated that they are looking forward to returning for a third year in April.

John Wilkie’s production of Madame Butterfly will be performed at Woodend Barn on Thursday 11 April at 7.30pm.

It is set in modern-day Japan and has already received a great reception from packed audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy. Rising Scottish star, Catriona Clark, sings the role of the naïve Cio-Cio San, leading a cast of up and coming professional opera singers. This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak promises to be a memorable night for opera lovers and newcomers alike.

Opera Bohemia was founded by Alistair Digges and Douglas Nairne, both young Scottish professional opera singers, who were keen to produce more operatic performances across Scotland and create more opportunities for professional artists in all areas of Opera. Their work has been recognised by Creative Scotland, who is supporting the company throughout their 2012/13 season.