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Articles tagged with "Madama Butterfly"

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Madama Butterfly Musical Highlight: The Humming Chorus

17 March 2015

Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.

A Dramatic Improvement: Puccini and the creation of Madama Butterfly

16 March 2015

With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.

Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'

13 March 2015

The Russian mezzo-soprano on working with the best coaches in the world, BP Big Screen performances and the challenges of Madama Butterfly.

Opera Essentials: Madama Butterfly

9 March 2015

Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.

New animations offer fresh take on classic operatic moments  

9 March 2015

Playful interpretations of extracts from Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La traviata.

When opera meets pop music

5 March 2015

From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.

Watch: Noah Stewart sings 'L’Ultima canzone' by Tosti on Radio 3’s In Tune

27 February 2015

Leading American tenor discusses getting booed on stage and combining opera with Broadway musicals.

Group Booking for Spring Season 2014/15 now open

8 January 2015

Great savings on productions including The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly and La traviata, and The Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardèe.

Watch: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on Madama Butterfly – 'It's a shocking but very important story to tell'

23 December 2014

The directors on the power and insight offered in Puccini's iconic opera, which critiques cultural imperialism.

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