Nicholas Heath director
Francesca Matta Cho-Cho San
Quentin Hayes Sharpless Chamber ensemble
East meets West with tragic consequences in this most heart-rending of operas. Puccini’s poignant and gloriously romantic score illuminates the devastating tale of the young Japanese Geisha Cho-Cho-San who falls in love with dashing American naval officer Pinkerton. Unrequited love, abandonment and betrayal lead to a climactic and agonising final sacrifice.
We’re delighted to welcome Opera a la Carte, sister company of Regents Opera, to St George’s for this evening of summer opera. One of the UK’s most original chamber opera companies, it draws established talents and rising stars, including from Covent Garden and ENO.
Please note: This productions feature costumes, some stage furniture and the music is performed by a small chamber ensemble.
An hour long picnic interval between Acts I and II allows time for you to reserve a place for our special opera supper menu in our new café-bar – or you may prefer to eat immediately before the opera*.
5pm Café-Bar opens
7pm Act I
8.15pm Hour long interval
9.15pm Act II
10.20pm Opera ends
- Please call our box office for details of menu options