Royal Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
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.
Screening as part to the 2016/17 Palace Opera & Ballet cinema season
Duration: 165 min
Director: Moshe Leiser