- Giacomo Puccini
- Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
- Directed by:
- Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
- Maria Agresta; Joshua Guerrero; Carlos Alvarez; Christine Rice; Carlo Bosi
- Royal Opera Chorus; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
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This Season will be the Royal Opera House’s biggest Cinema Season ever.
Over 2022/23, an astonishing 13 productions from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera will be broadcast in cinemas, bringing the joy of live performances to audiences.
The Royal Opera
Language: Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Running time: 3hrs and 10 minutes (including one interval).
‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible 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.