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Roh Madama Butterfly Live

ROH Madama Butterfly Live

27 Sep 2022


Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles  
Music: Giacomo PucciniLibretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica 
Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice CaurierSet designer: Christian Fenouillat 
Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca 
Lighting designer: Christophe Forey 
Conducted by: Nicola Luisotti 
Cio-Cio-San: Maria Agresta 
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton: Joshua Guerrero 
Sharpless: Carlos Álvarez 
Suzuki: Christine Rice 
Goro: Carlo Bosi 
Royal Opera ChorusOrchestra of the Royal Opera House 

 ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. 
But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible 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.

Running time: 3hrs and 10 minutes (including one interval)
Tickets £12


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