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Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly  12A

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
‘Love cannot kill:it brings new life.’

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American soldier 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 Europeanimages of Japan.

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19:15 Tue 27th Sep
14:00 Sun 2nd Oct
  • DirectorMoshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
  • Runtime190 mins (with one interval)
  • BBFC Cert12A