Puccini's Madama Butterfly

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Anthony Minghella’s production of Madama Butterfly premiered on opening night of the Met’s 2006-07 season, receiving strong reviews for its visually compelling setting of Puccini’s story. This revival is directed and choreographed by Minghella’s widow, Carolyn Choa and features Placido Domingo on the podium. The cast includes the Canadian-Chinese soprano Liping Zhang as Cio-Cio-San, the delicate young bride whose love for her faithless husband leads to tragedy.

Rounding out the cast are the mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak, who returns as Suzuki, and Luca Salsi as the American consul Sharpless. American tenor Robert Dean Smith makes his role debut as Pinkerton.

Cast:

Conductor: Plácido Domingo
Cio-Cio-San: Liping Zhang
Suzuki: Maria Zifchak
Pinkerton: Robert Dean Smith
Sharpless: Luca Salsi

 

Comments [1]

larry eisenberg from new york city

Splendid voices in a masterpiece,
Its many pleasures never cease,
I continue to hate
Pinkerton for her fate,
And his role in Cio Cio San's decease!

Dec. 17 2011 03:17 PM

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