Madama Butterfly

Author(s): Music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and luigi Illica Company: The Royal Opera Running time: 2h 45min approx

When young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San marries American naval officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a marriage for life.

Forsaking her religion and community, she dreams of a future with her new husband, only to learn that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion—one with tragic consequences.

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