Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

April 30, 2022, 12:00 pm

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A dancer in the opening scene from Act I of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly(Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of Puccini‘s tragic geisha. Tenor Brian Jagde is the callous American naval officer who betrays her, alongside mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as her devoted maid Suzuki and baritone David Bizic as the consul Sharpless. Alexander Soddy conducts Anthony Minghella’s evocative, ever-popular staging.

Description adapted from the Metropolitan Opera