Madama Butterfly

Event cinema Tue 4 Oct 2022 7:15PM

Royal Opera House Encore

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  • 4th October 2022 | 7:15PM
    Prices: Standard: £16.50 | Student: £11.50 | Members/Concs: £13.50

‘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.

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