Madama Butterfly

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.

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

Running time 195 minutes (including one interval)
Doors open 1.30pm, curtain rises 2pm


14:00-17:15 31 Mar 24


Motcombe Memorial Hall


Adult: £15.00
Child: £10.00

Contact details

If you have a question about this event, please contact:

David Scully
07967 326992
Last updated 11:53:31, 02/09/2023
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