The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly
Recorded as live from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Starring: Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero
Sun 2 Oct 2pm Book Now
Duration: 190 mins including one interval
AGE Rating: 12A as live
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £10
‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval 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.