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Royal Opera House Live:  Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be screening Madama Butterfly. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

‘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 from 19th-century European images of Japan.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 3 hours and 10 minutes with a 20 minute interval

Film classification: 12A. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£14.00 Full price
£12.00 Concession

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