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Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season

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 from19th-century European images of Japan.

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Cast includes Maria Agresta (Cio-Cio-San), Joshua Guerrero (Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton), Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless), Christine Rice (Suzuki), Carlo Bosi (Goro)


Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

Set designer: Christian Fenouillat

Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca

Lighting designer: Christophe Forey

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Language:  Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Running time: 3hrs and 10minutes (including one interval)

Tickets: Adults £17, Students £11

All tickets include £1 booking fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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