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ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

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General sale January 30th 2024

 

Running time 195 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles
 

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
 

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.

Date:
Tue 26th Mar 2024
Location:
Cidermill Theatre
Duration:
195 mins
Recommended Age:
BBFC rated: 12A
Price:
£13 - £22

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