Event title: Madama Butterfly (with subtitles)
Venue: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Name: Walker Theatre with ROH
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: This performance comes lives from the Royal Opera House.
Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonlea Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.
Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production.
The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. –
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tickets cost £14.50 and can be purchased on-line by visiting http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/film/madama-butterfly-roh-live/ or by by calling 01743 281281