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Madama Butterfly ROH Live (12A)

Madama Butterfly  ROH Live

Tue 27 Sep

19:15 (Royal Opera)

The Royal Opera

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

'Love cannot kill: it brings new life'


On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.


With a score that includes Butterfly's aria, Un bel dì, vedremo (One fine day) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini's opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles





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