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LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MADAMA BUTTERFLY

30th March 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2017

LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccinis deeply poignant opera. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Muchloved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria‘Un bel di’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Café open beforehand for dinner and drinks from 5pm • 7.15pm • 180 minutes / One interval • Sung in Italian with English subtitles •To book, please call 01768 868000 • Free parking • For live broadcasts, performances start promptly, so please arrive 20 minutes before. Latecomers will not be admitted.

ENCORE SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2017 • 2PM

Details

Date:
30th March 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Website:
www.rheged.com

Organiser

Rheged
Phone:
01768 868000
Website:
www.rheged.com

Venue

Rheged
The Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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Phone:
01768 860008
Website:
www.rheged.com

 

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