MET Live: Madama Butterfly

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Studio Theater Sat, Nov 9, 2019 12:55 PM
Run Time:3hr 12min
Release Year:2019
Category:Live Broadcasts
Cast:Hui He
Ana Maria Martinez
Elizabeth DeShong
MaryAnn McCormick
Conductor:Pier Giorgio Morandi


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. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera

Production a gift of Mercedes and Sid Bass

Revival a gift of Barbara Augusta Teichert