Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly – Puccini

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Puccini’s Madama Butter y is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much- loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the rst time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval o cer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente)
of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One ne day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacri ce.

Full £17 | Concessions £16 | TLC £15 | Under 16's £5
Start: 30th March 2017
End: 30th March 2017
Run Time: 2 hours 45mins
Directed by: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Starring: Ermonela jaho, Marcelo Puente, scott hendricks, Elizibeth Deshong

Dates & Times

Thursday 30th March 2017 19:15

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