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Madama Butterfly: Saturday 28 March 2015, 7.30pm

Madama Butterfly

East meets West with devastating consequences in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.


Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Spring 2014/15 season.


The romantic exoticism of 19th-century European images of Japan inspired Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production with its elegant oriental sets and costumes. Puccini drew on Japanese folk melodies for the score, one of his most evocative and atmospheric.

Pre-performance Talks

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction, which will ensure you get the most out of watching Madama Butterfly. Tickets will be available when booking opens for Madama Butterfly.

These talks will be led by Nigel Simeone, a writer and musiciologist specializing in twentieth-century music. He is currently completing a new book on Charles Mackerras (with John Tyrrell).