Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly Cinema

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly

Tue 26 Mar 7.15pm | Adults: £13 | Under 25s: £9

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 and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

Concession Prices: Under 25 only. ID may be required on entry.

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