The Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

The Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Duration: 3h 15min
Genre: Opera

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, shebelieves she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion andcommunity, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion–with tragic consequences.With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, ‘Un bel dì, vedremo’ (‘One fine day’) and theHumming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking.Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-centuryEuropean images of Japan.Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with KevinJohn Edusei conducting.  

Premiere

25.4.2024

Distributor

Storyhill Oy

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