Renowned Pucccini opera Madame Butterfly will tread the boards at Linlithgow Academy Theatre on October 5.
The opera will be performed at 7.30pm by exciting new Scottish opera company, Opera Bohemia, whose staging of La Bohème for Linlithgow Arts Guild last year was highly praised.
The tragic story of Madame Butterfly and her doomed love for a callous and naive American naval lieutenant has become one of the world’s most popular and compelling operas since it was first performed in Italy in 1904.
Opera Bohemia was founded in 2010 by two former RSAMD students, to perform on the Edinburgh Fringe.
Encouraged by overwhelming success, the company has since staged several well known operas. Opera Bohemia aims to give performance opportunities to young professional singers and “to bring opera to more people.”
The leading parts of Cio Cio San and Pinkerton are played by Catriona Clarke and Alistair Digges, and the performance will be sung in Italian with English subtitles, with piano and violin accompaniment.
Tickets for non-members of Linlithgow Arts Guild are available for £12 (students - £5). Membership season tickets provide free entry for this and other events in the 2013-14 season of concerts. For details on membership and the concert programme, go to www.linlithgowartsguild.co.uk
Buy tickets from Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Peterkin and Kidd, The News and Card Shop, Linlithgow Post Office, and Inkspot and Silverleaf Booksellers in Bo’ness.