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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 2013-14 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

Madama Butterfly

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production continues its run, with Kristine Opolais and Hui He as Cio-Cio-San and tenors Adam Diegel and Gwyn Hughes Jones as Pinkerton.
Marco Armiliato and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

Kristine Opolais made an "impressive role debut as Cio-Cio-San... [Her] voluptuous, expressive voice soared over Puccini's dense orchestration, and there were riveting moments in her portrayal." —New York Times

"The baritone Dwayne Croft offered a strong, dignified performance as Sharpless."
New York Times

"Marco Armiliato conducted a lithe performance that revealed the surging colors and climaxes of Puccini’s lush score." —New York Times

"There are many visually stunning moments in this production, with its gorgeous costumes and innovative use of lighting, scrims and overhead mirrors." —New York Times

Madama Butterfly is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera.


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.