Puccini's Heartbreaking 'Madama Butterfly' Returns to the Met
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Tune in at 1 pm Saturday as Madama Butterfly returns to the Met with conductor Karel Mark Chichon, who made his house debut this season in Anthony Minghella's stunning production of this Puccini favorite.
Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna, who appeared together in the composer's Manon Lescaut earlier this season, reunite as Cio-Cio-San and Pinkerton, in this tragic tale of a naïve young Japanese woman deceived into believing that her marriage to an American naval officer is real.
Maria Zifchak and Dwayne Croft round out a strong cast, and Mary Jo Heath hosts this live broadcast.
Cio-Cio-San: Kristine Opolais
Pinkerton: Roberto Alagna
Suzuki: Maria Zifchak
Sharpless: Dwayne Croft
Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon