Tuesday 26th March
7:15 PM
From £15.50

ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

26 Mar 2024

Please note this is a filmed live-stream from The Royal Opera House and not an on-stage performance.

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.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Run-time: 195 minutes (1 interval)

Music Giacomo Puccini
Conductor Kevin John Edusei
Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Set Designer Christian Fenouillat
Costume Designer Agostino Cavalca
Lighting Designer Christophe Forey

Cio-Cio-San Asmik Grigorian
Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton Joshua Guerrero
Sharpless Lauri Vasar
Suzuki Hongni Wu
Goro Ya-Chung Huang
The Bonze Jeremy White
Prince Yamadori Josef Jeongmeen Ahn
Kate Pinkerton Veena Akama-Makia
Imperial Commissioner Romanas Kudriašovas

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

A co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

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