Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Madama Butterfly returns to Darlington Hippodrome. Children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington will take part in this exquisite production of Puccini’s masterpiece.

Issac Swan (pictured), aged 5 years old from New Marske near Redcar, attends Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington and will appear opposite Maria Hee Jung Kim from the National Opera, Seoul, Korea who sings the tragic lead role.

The opera is about Cio-Cio San who is seduced and then deserted by Lieutenant Pinkerton and is shunned by her family and friends, Cio-Cio San names her child Sorrow, ever hopeful that Pinkerton will return so she can rename the child Joy. However, when Pinkerton finally does return with his new American wife, Cio-Cio San ends up taking her own life, racked with despair over his betrayal.

  • Madama Butterfly is at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 21 March at 7.30pm.
  • For more information or to book contact the box office on 01325 405405 or visit Darlington Hippodrome’s website