Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Feb. 1, 2014)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Auguin; Amanda Echalaz, Elizabeth DeShong, Bryan Hymel, Scott Hendricks
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 21 min.
Rising tenor Bryan Hymel, in his first Italian role at the Met, sings Pinkerton, opposite Amanda Echalaz as Cio-Cio-San, in her company debut. Puccini’s moving and tragic tale of a young Japanese geisha’s marriage to a U.S. Navy officer also stars Scott Hendricks as Sharpless, the American consul, and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s maid and confidante. Philippe Auguin conducts.