The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

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The Royal Opera – broadcast live

‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, Japan, these are the words uttered 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 features 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 nineteenth-century European images of Japan.

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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

Tuesday 27 September 2022


Malvern Theatres


Malvern Theatres

WR14 3HB

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