Chichon; Opolais, Zifchak, Alagna, Croft
Summers; Racette, Giordani, Zifchak, Croft
Auguin; Echalaz, DeShong, Hymel, Hendricks
Renata Scotto was particularly acclaimed for her searing portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenaged geisha known as Madama Butterfly in Puccini’s “Japanese tragedy.” This broadcast, recorded less than three months after her Met debut in the same role, captures all the emotional intensity of her performance, from youthful exuberance to defiance to eventual defeat. The cast also includes John Alexander as U.S. Navy Lieutenant Pinkerton, Joann Grillo as Suzuki, Butterfly’s faithful maid, and John Robert Dunlap as Sharpless, the American consul who is helpless to prevent the tragedy.
Hansel and Gretel
Dec 18-Jan 8
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainingment is richard Jone' witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in whcih two children facre against a wicked witch.