Royal Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY28th April, 2017
East meets West with devastating consequences in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s deeply poignant opera. Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho (singing Cio-Cio-San at Covent Garden for the first time). The music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by callous US naval officer (Marcelo Puente) of his innocent bride. Captured live at Covent Garden London, 30 Mar 2017.