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  • Writer's pictureAnn Janes

Madama Butterfly

Stay at White Lodge B&B Lewes for Glyndebourne

Guests at White Lodge this weekend enjoyed Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Madama Butterfly, directed by Annilese Miskimmon as part of the autumn tour.

Derived from a true story of a Japanese geisha married and abandoned by an American sailor, Puccini’s popular masterwork unfolds as a disastrous clash of East and West. In Glyndebourne’s first-ever production of Madama Butterfly, director Annilese Miskimmon delves deep into the humanity of the ill-fated Cio-Cio San and the American naval officer who marries her after both fall prey to false and dangerous stereotypes of one another’s cultures.

Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese scales and folk melodies gives the music an irresistibly exotic flavour. Yet Madama Butterfly is Italian opera at its melodious and moving best, featuring such beloved numbers as the well-known ‘Flower Duet’, ‘Humming Chorus’, and the heart-rending aria ‘ Un bel dì, vedremo’.

White Lodge near Lewes is a luxury bed and breakfast situated just 15 minutes from the world famous opera at Glyndebourne. We have been welcoming Glyndebourne guests from all around the world since opening 20 months ago.

If you need that special place to stay for Glyndebourne or a weekend getaway from it all White Lodge offers a warm welcome and is a quiet adult only rural retreat ideal for partners birthday surprises, walking the South Downs or enjoying the many local National Trust properties. Fancy a flutter we are close to Plumpton and Brighton racecourse!

Contact Ann and Martin on +44 1273 400151 or or book online Please book direct we are a small business and this means we do not incur third party booking fees, thank you.

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