The Independent Recommends: Classical
Friday 13 November 1998
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) 7.45pm
Graham Vick's original evocative production of Puccini's Madam Butterfly for the English National Opera has been handsomely revived by Leah Hausman. Equally impressive is the singing, led by Cheryl Barker as Butterfly, Bonaventura Bottone as Pinkerton, and Christopher Booth-Jones as Sharpless. Alex Ingram has been conducting so far, but tonight Jeremy Silver takes over the baton for the last five performances of this run, making his Coliseum debut in the process.
Coliseum, London WC2 (0171-632 8300) 7.30pm
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