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Articles tagged with "Madama Butterfly"

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to be relayed live to cinemas on 30 March 2017

27 March 2017

The iconic opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.

Opera Essentials: Puccini's Madama Butterfly

23 March 2017

Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.

Butterfly’s sanctuary: The long history of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House

20 March 2017

From the opera’s UK premiere in 1905 through to the present day, Puccini’s much-loved opera has a long and close relationship with Covent Garden.

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

Watch: Insights into the music, history and staging of Puccini's Madama Butterfly

15 March 2017

Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho discusses her upcoming role as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s beautiful opera.

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

24 October 2016

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

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

26 April 2016

Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.

Puccini unpacked: A guide to one of the most-loved operatic composers

4 June 2015

The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.

Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

27 May 2015

The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

Butterfly’s Nagasaki: The Japanese city in life and art

2 April 2015

Nagasaki’s complex history makes it the perfect setting for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

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