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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 and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting. Sung in Italian with English surtitles __Assisted performances__
BSL Interpreted Performance: Monday 15 April 2024 at 7.30pm.

Important Information

This performance contains stylised depictions of suicide

Age Restrictions

Parental guidance recommended

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 14th March 2024 until Thu 18th July 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

-

Thu

-

Fri

-

Sat

7.30pm

Sun

-

Madama Butterfly photo from the show Madama Butterfly photo from the show
Madama Butterfly photo from the show

Royal Opera House Details

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London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Covent Garden

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(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Parking Icon Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)

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Facilities at Royal Opera House

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Royal Opera House Location

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
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Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House, London

Running until: Thu 18th July 2024

Running time: 2hr 45mins (incl. interval)