ROH Live Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly - Royal Opera, London 2016/17
Release date
24th Mar 2017
Running time
3hrs 0min

Madama Butterfly - Royal Opera, London 2016/17


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.

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The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticised views of Japan. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel di' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

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