Production Team

Production: Anthony Minghella
Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Han Feng
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre

Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2006-2007 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

Madama Butterfly

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min.

The hit of the 2005–06 London opera season comes to The Met in an exciting new co-production between The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera and the Lithuanian National Opera. Stage and film director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) presents Butterfly as a Japanese play, complete with Bunraku-style puppets (by Blind Summit Theatre) and translucent Shoji screens designed by Michael Levine. Han Feng’s costumes are a riot of color and Carolyn Choa’s choreography explores the boundaries between East and West.

Singing her signature Butterfly role for the first time at The Met, Cristina Gallardo-Domâs is the doomed Cio-Cio-San. The marvelous tenor Marcello Giordani is the unfaithful Pinkerton, and the deft baritone Dwayne Croft sings the sympathetic role of Sharpless.


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

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