ROH Live: Madama Butterfly
Showing Thu 30 Mar only
- Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
- Country of origin and year
- UK 2017
- 165 minutes
- Rated 12A
Screenings from Thu 30 Mar
|Thu 30 Mar||19:15 Belmont screen 1|
|Fri 31 Mar|
|Sat 01 Apr|
|Sun 02 Apr|
|Mon 03 Apr|
|Tue 04 Apr|
|Wed 05 Apr|
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly 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 first 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 officer 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 fine 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-sacrifice.
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