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Grassington

Madame Butterfly

Opera, live by satellite from The Royal Opera House Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly

26 Mar 2024, 19:15

Grassington, 48 Main St, Grassington, Skipton BD23 5AZ, UK

Madame Butterfly

Opera, live by satellite from The Royal Opera House  

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.

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