march, 2024

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

43-49 Norman Road, TN38 0EQ Saint Leonards, United KingdomCompleted26mar7:15 pm10:00 pmRoyal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

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43-49 Norman Road, TN38 0EQ Saint Leonards, United Kingdom

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(Tuesday) 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

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.

​Running time 195 minutes (including one interval)�

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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