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Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Tue 27 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2022

Set in 19th-century Japan, Puccini's heart-rending opera tells the tale of Cio-Cio-San, a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer –and pays the ultimate price.

£17/£15(concessions)

Book Tickets

‘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 from19th-century European images of Japan. 

 

Booking Details

27 Sep - 7:15pm
02 Oct - 2pm

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