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Articles tagged with "Madama Butterfly"

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.

Cast change: Ana María Martínez and Brian Jagde to sing in Madama Butterfly on 6 and 11 April 2015

31 March 2015

Puerto Rican soprano and American tenor to replace Alexia Voulgaridou and Noah Stewart.

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.

Your Reaction: Madama Butterfly 2015

21 March 2015

What did you think of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera?

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.

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