Madam Butterfly Loan Promotion (18-22 April)
We have 5 pairs of tickets to Madam Butterfly in 3D up for grabs! If you’re an opera fan, this is not a film to be missed. Simply borrow at least 1 DVD from the library’s Opera Collection in the Theatre Village and drop your loan receipt into the lukcy draw box. Promotion ends on 22 April.
About the Opera:
MADAM BUTTERFLY 3D is an elegant and powerful RealD and Royal Opera House production, directed for the stage by acclaimed directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, and beautifully filmed in 3D by film director Julian Napier. The production features a supremely talented cast, superbly performing this gripping drama to Puccini’s haunting score.
First performed in 1904, Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) tells the dramatic and heart-rending tale of Cio-Cio-San, an innocent, loyal and ultimately betrayed woman. Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, contracts a marriage to this beautiful Japanese geisha without any commitment on his part. Puccini was moved by the story of Pinkerton’s carelessness and its devastating effects, originally told in a successful novel and play, and composed music of rare and sensual beauty for his opera Madam Butterfly. The score shows the influence of authentic Japanese songs, enhanced by Puccini’s own Italianate passion.
In this spectacular production, world-famous soprano Liping Zhang, sings the role of the ill-fated Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly), a role she has performed at the world’s leading opera houses. James Valenti makes an especially dashing Pinkerton, the character whose thoughtless toying with love is the catalyst for this tragic tale. The ravishing score features wonderfully lyrical passages such as Cio-Cio-San’s first entrance, the duet in which Pinkerton seduces his bride, the famous ‘Humming Chorus’ and, of course, Cio-Cio-San’s dramatic Act II aria ‘Un bel dì vedremo’.
Considered one of Puccini’s greatest masterpieces, Madam Butterfly displays the drama, musical richness and sheer power of great performance that makes The Royal Opera truly world class.
MADAM BUTTERFLY 3D will be screening exclusively at The Cathay Cineplex from 18 Apr – 28 Apr.
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