ROH: Madama Butterfly
Please check back soon for Screening Times.
If you would like to know when our new screenings arrive at the box office, please subscribe to our newsletter for weekly emails.
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.
Starring: Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero, Carlos Álvarez, Christine Rice, Carlo Bosi
Running Time: 170 minutes
★★★★★ Daily Express
★★★★ The Independant
★★★★ Broadway World