Create A Score - Madam Butterfly

by OperaUpClose in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th September 2018 we successfully raised £3,611 with 71 supporters in 49 days

OperaUpClose is producing a ground-breaking new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly and we're asking you to help us to create it!

by OperaUpClose in London, England, United Kingdom

Anita Jackson 10th September 2018

We need more ‘small opera’ where wit, inventiveness, energy and passion replace lavish stagings and big names. This is opera that ordinary folk can afford and enjoy. Good luck.

Bonnie and Jim Green 23rd August 2018

Madam Butterfly is one of our favourite operas and Opera UpClose is one of our favourite production companies - what's not to love having our own melody. Look forward to hearing it and the whole production. Bonnie and Jim Green

Tandy Harrison 30th July 2018

I like what I hear about the way you're blowing cobwebs off the way opera is often presented and performed and am really excited about coming to see your take on Madame Butterfly.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 – a note

Puccini wrote five versions of Madam Butterfly – so we know every note was chosen with care. Your £2 will go a long way in helping us create this production. You’ll be sent a PDF with *your note* and the knowledge you helped create this production!

£10 or more

£10 – a chord

Harmonically, Puccini’s score of Madam Butterfly is one of the richest in all of opera. So you can be sure that your chord will be lush and beautiful! You’ll be sent a PDF with *your chord*, an official certificate of thanks, and the knowledge you helped create this production!

£60 or more

£60 - a melody

Puccini’s later operas, like Tosca and Madam Butterfly, are known for long-breathed instrumental passages, with melodies that leave audiences breathless. Donating a melody will help us bring these dazzling tunes to stages all over the country! You’ll be sent a PDF and recording of *your melody*, an official certificate of thanks, and the knowledge you helped create this production!

£250 or more

£250 – an aria

It’s no doubt Puccini’s arias are exquisite. Be it the hopeful and powerful Un bel di vedremo or the pleasure-filled Dovunque al mondo, Puccini sure knew how to tug on our heartstrings. Help us tug on a few heart strings? Not only will you be sent *your aria* and a certificate of thanks, but your name will appear in the score and programme of Madam Butterfly, so our cast & audiences will know that you made this production possible!

£500 or more

£500 – a scene

One of Madam Butterfly’s most touching scenes is the love duet between Pinkerton and Butterfly at the end of Act 1. If you donate a scene, you will be invited to an intimate, behind-the-scenes sharing of our work so far on Madam Butterfly, which will include the scene you made possible! You will also be sent *your scene*, a certificate of thanks, and your name will appear in our score and programme.

£1,000 or more

£1000 - an act

The intense emotional and narrative journey within this opera builds and builds act upon act… Donating an act, you will receive all of the aforementioned benefits, as well as *your act* sent to you, lunch with the director of Madam Butterfly and two tickets to a performance of Madam Butterfly of your choice.

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