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Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly

Coming soon to SheffieldChange cinema

‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American soldier 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.

Director
Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Duration
3 hours 10 minutes
Cast
Carlo Bosi, Carlos Álvarez, Christine Rice, Joshua Guerrero, Maria Agresta, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus
Genre
Opera

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