Madama Butterfly (ROH Live)

Next event date
Tue, 26th Mar 2024 - 19:15 - 22:30

The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH

ROH Madama Butterfly

About this event

ON SCREEN AT OLD MARKET HALL

The Royal Opera presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic 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. Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

3h 15m (includes interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

All event dates
Tuesday 26 March 2024, 19:15 - 22:30
Tuesday 2 April 2024, 19:00 - 22:15
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