Tuesday 27th September 2022, Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm start
Live Cinema Isle of Man – opera screening from the Royal Opera House.
‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American soldier 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.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Running Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes (including one interval)