Love and passion at opera in Milton Keynes

The Welsh National Opera is putting on three productions that take the audience on a journey of love, passion and heartache.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 10:53 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:00 am
La Vin Herbe

Two classics by Puccini, La Bohème and Madam Butterfly, and the little known Le Vin Herbé can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, March 21 to 25.

Opening the season is a new production of Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé. Translated as the spiked drink, it is based on the myth of Tristan and Isolde.

Martin’s composition investigates the very meaning and function of myths, as a group of people come together to narrate this tragic love story.

Madam Butterfly

Puccini’s much-loved La Bohème returns with a production which WNO first staged in 2012 to high praise from both critics and audiences.

Telling the tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo, this production transports audiences to the streets of bohemian Paris.

Punctuated with irresistible music including the Humming Chorus and the moving Un bel dì aria, Madam Butterfly tells the heartbreaking tale of Cio-Cio San’s love and loss at the hands of her American naval officer, Pinkerton.

Tickets are available from £18. For further information or to book visit or call the box office on 0844 871 7652.

La Boheme
Madam Butterfly
La Boheme