Opera
Sunday 2 October 2:00 pm
Giacomo Puccini

‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, ‘Un bel dì, vedremo’ (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

Directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, conducted by  Nicola Luisotti, and sung by  Maria Agresta (Cio-Cio-San), Joshua Guerrero (Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton), Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless), Christine Rice (Suzuki), Carlo Bosi (Goro)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

 

3hrs and 10 minutes (including one interval)
13, £11 concessions, £4 children

Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1TE. 01407 763361

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