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ROH Live streaming: Madama Butterfly

March 26 @ 19:15

ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

The Royal Opera

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.

Live in cinemas: Tuesday 26 March 2024, 7.15pm GMT
Running time 195 minutes (including one interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Music Giacomo Puccini
Conductor Kevin John Edusei
Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Set Designer Christian Fenouillat
Costume Designer Agostino Cavalca
Lighting Designer Christophe Forey

Cio-Cio-San Asmik Grigorian
Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton Joshua Guerrero
Sharpless Lauri Vasar
Suzuki Hongni Wu
Goro Ya-Chung Huang
The Bonze Jeremy White
Prince Yamadori Josef Jeongmeen Ahn
Kate Pinkerton Veena Akama-Makia
Imperial Commissioner Romanas Kudriašovas

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona


March 26
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