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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD – MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Author: Clasart Classic

11 MAY 2024: Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her highly anticipated Met debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – transmitted live to cinemas on 11 May.

  • A scene from Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY | Copyright: © Ken Howard / Met Opera

    A scene from Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY © Ken Howard / Met Opera

In this live transmission of Puccini’s devastating tragedy, celebrated soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the young geisha who puts her trust in a visiting American naval officer, only to later be abandoned by him. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love, and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong reprises the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy.

Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang takes the podium to conduct Anthony Minghella’s striking production. Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese theatre, Minghella’s staging retells this heartbreaking tale with brilliant stagecraft, bold colours, and bunraku puppetry.

The live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning LIVE IN HD series, presented in Germany and Austria by Clasart Classic.

For more information, please visit www.metimkino.de.

Production Company The Metropolitan Opera
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra / Band The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor Xian Zhang
Stage Director Anthony Minghella
Soloist Asmik Grigorian
Soloist Elizabeth DeShong
Soloist Jonathan Tetelman
Soloist Lucas Meachem

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