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MADAMA BUTTERFLY

"Two of the world’s greatest singing actors in a classic Puccini tragedy, a superb supporting cast, excellent work from the
pit, and an evocative staging" (NY Classical Review)

Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of unfortunate, doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt. Pinkerton. Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love, and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Maria Zifchak is Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s faithful servant, and Dwayne Croft plays the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Choir
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Karel Mark Chichon
Singers
Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna
Production
Anthony Minghella
TV Director
Gary Halvorson
Recording Location
USA
Year
2016
Duration
03:06:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera