Tragic Japanese love story by Puccini

Madame Butterfly, Puccini's timeless classic, ROH 2016/17  Live Cinema Season at Heart of Hawick
Madame Butterfly, Puccini's timeless classic, ROH 2016/17 Live Cinema Season at Heart of Hawick

ROH Live Cinema Season continues at Heart of Hawick with Puccini’s timeless classic, Madama Butterfly.

The inspiration for many Hollywood films and the West End smash-hit Miss Saigon, this world-famous opera follows a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who clings to the belief that her arrangement with an American naval officer, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, is a loving and permanent marriage.

In a clash of cultures, hope turns to despair as Cio-Cio-San realises that she has been betrayed, prompting fatal consequences.

This moving opera will be led by Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano. Featuring breath-taking arias, the memorable Flower Duet and moving Humming Chorus, Puccini’s score captures the emotions of Cio-Cio-San’s unbridled happiness and hope to her despondency and pain as she succumbs to her fate.

Screened live on March 30 at 7.15pm.