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ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 26th Mar 2024, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £16.75 / concs £14.75 (including booking fees)

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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.

Duration: 3 hrs 15 mins (including interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Image Credit: Tristram Kenton