ROH: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Running from
Last event: Tuesday 27 September at 7.15pm
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Part of: Stage on Screen

‘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.

 

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 

Conducted by: Nicola Luisotti 

Cio-Cio-San: Maria Agresta 

Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton: Joshua Guerrero 

Sharpless: Carlos Álvarez 

Suzuki: Christine Rice 

Goro: Carlo Bosi 

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 190 mins

Time details

Including an interval

Languages:

Italian with English subtitles

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