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Interactive: Explore the fascinating history of Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Delve deep into the world of opera and theatre design with never-before-seen images, video and designs of three past productions.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

24 October 2016 at 1.01pm | Comment on this article

Puccini's iconic opera Madama Butterfly is no stranger to the Covent Garden stage. The tragic story of the young Japanese girl Cio-Cio-San and her love affair with American Lieutenant Pinkerton has been a favourite with audiences for over 110 years – and now, we're inviting audiences to explore the opera's history through a new interactive online resource.

Our Design Challenge 2016 interactive learning resource brings together some of the foremost experts in the world in the disciplines of Set Design, Costume Design, Hair Wigs and Make-up Design and Marketing design. Through archive images, never-before-seen online, users can explore the historic costumes and designs of three iconic past productions, as well as learning more about the world of opera and theatre design through a series of questions and links to other resources.

The resource accompanies our long standing Design Challenge project, for Key Stage 5 students and will also support its KS4 sister project Design and Make, which is due to launch nationally in 2017/18.

Visit our Design Challenge Interactive exploring Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Find out more about the Royal Opera House Design Challenge project

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

24 October 2016 at 1.01pm

This article has been categorised Learning and tagged by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, Design Challenge, interactive, learning, Madama Butterfly, Production, Puccini, students, teachers

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