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About the Show Less...

Puccini's tale of a rebelious artist, a sadist and an actress driven to murder gets a new production. Read More >

Puccini’s tale of a rebellious artist, a sadist and an actress driven to murder gets a new production. Love, politics, jealousy and tragedy are all present in this favourite of the Royal Opera repertory.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 16/06/2006

Closing Night: 08/07/2006

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Angela Gheorghiu/Catherine Naglestad, Marcelo Alvarez/Nicola Rossi Giordano, Bryn Terfel/Samuel Ramey, Enrico Facini/Gregory Bonfatti, Carlo Cigni


Director - Jonathan Kent

Designer - Paul Brown

Conductor - Antonio Pappano/Paul Wynne Griffiths

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Lyrics By - Libretto by Giuseppe Giacose and Luigi Illica

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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