Puccini's Madama Butterfly floats on to the big screen
For a decade now, the Metropolitan Opera has been sharing their magnificent opera productions around the country with live, hi-def broadcasts of their performances.
This Saturday (and again on Wednesday), one of the most famous—and popular—operas of all time will be featured: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera.
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais takes on the title role and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart.
Saturday, 12:55 p.m.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
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