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ROH: Madama Butterfly

  • All Sites: 17 Apr 2024
Runtime: 195 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Opera, Alternative Content
LANGUAGE: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
E

- The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly - 

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer. 

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, 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 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. Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

*The film has one interval. 

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