Taliesin Performances - ROH Live - Madama Butterfly

Overview:

Royal Opera House

Madama Butterfly - AsLive (12A)

Opera in three acts

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Muchloved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel di’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Approximate running time: 2hrs 45mins / one interval (includes 15 minute introduction)

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

Sunday 2 April 7pm

Dates and Times:

Sun 2nd Apr

7pm

Pricing Information:

CategoryPrice
Full price:£ 13
Under 18's:£ 11
Full time students:£ 11
Senr.Citizens:£ 11
Other Conc.:£ 11

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