Directed by Anthony Minghella
Puppetry by Blind Summit Theatre
Blind Summit created "Sorrow" for Anthony Minghella's Olivier award winning production of Madam Butterfly.
Premiere in 2005 it continues to run in the repertoire at English National Opera, London, LNOBT Vilnius, Met Opera, New York, and Vienna State Opera.
WINNER OLIVIER AWARD, BEST NEW OPERA 2005-6
“In the aisles and lobbies during the second intermission of the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” which opened the season on Monday night before a star-studded audience, patrons could be overheard heatedly debating the puppet used to portray Butterfly’s little boy.
Some people thought it was “more real than any real child they could have had,” as one patron put it. Others thought it was intriguing but very strange. Somewhere in the house, Peter Gelb, the new general manager of the Met, must have been beaming.
New York Times, 29.9.06
"The production really felt like a pivotal moment for UK Puppetry"
D. Max Pryor, British Council On Tour Magazine