Opera takes on a space age quality at Portree's Aros centre this week-end.

For on Sunday 2 April, Puccini's Madama Butterfly will be showing live via satellite straight from the Royal Opera House. This is the first time we have had a show from the Royal Opera House.

Already Aros have said that if the event proves a success they hope to start showing more live cinema events including some from the National Theatre.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. The live screening begins at 2pm.