Royal Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

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In Cinemas April 27

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Synopsis Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts an impressive cast led by much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s ravishing, deeply poignant opera. An intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production is set in exotic Nagasaki. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by callous US naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride Cio-Cio-San (Jaho in the title role at Covent Garden for the first time).