About the Show/Event
Information for Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) at Royal Opera House, West End (Opera or Operetta). An American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Approximate runtime 165minutes (including any interval).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Producer Royal Opera. Producer Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona. Conductor Dan Ettinger. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Moshe Leiser. Director Patrice Caurier. Design Christian Fenouillat. Costume Agostino Cavalca. Lighting Christophe Forey.