ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – MADAMA BUTTERFLY (LIVE)

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – MADAMA BUTTERFLY (LIVE)

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccinis deeply poignant opera. 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.

For live broadcasts, performances start promptly, so please arrive 20 minutes before. Latecomers will not be admitted.

 

This event is in the past. Please see our current events here

INFO

  • DURATION
    Duration 180 minutes / One interval
  • DINING
    Rheged café open from 5pm for dinner and drinks. Booking essential on 01768 868000
  • LANGUAGE
    Sung in Italian with English subtitles

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Michelangelo – Love & Death

DINE WITH US

RHEGED CAFÉ

THE PERFECT GIFT

Live Streaming Vouchers