The Royal Opera – broadcast live
‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
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.
Running time 195 minutes (including one interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles