Opera in three acts (1904)
In one of opera's most moving tales of unrequited love, young geisha Cio-Cio-San (star Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian) gives up everything when she falls in love with an American naval officer, Pinkerton (Joshua Guerrero). But her romantic idyll is forever shattered when her new husband soon deserts her...
Receiving its tenth revival, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s poignant, painterly production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.
With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Whether you're an opera newcomer or a seasoned fanatic, Madama Butterfly is sure to tug at the heart strings.