Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns toour screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role.
One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite.
Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her.
Screening as part of our Met Opera Season – live satellite opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York