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Madama Butterfly

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A pinnacle of the soprano repertoire, Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is a true vocal and dramatic tour de force, requiring the artist portraying her to traverse the full range of human emotions while singing some of the composer’s most soaring melodies. And during the Met’s 2021–22 season, Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto took on the role for the first time in her career. Starring opposite her in this moving radio broadcast, tenor Brian Jadge is the callous American sailor Pinkerton, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong is Cio-Cio-San’s devoted companion, Suzuki, and baritone David Bizic is the compassionate U.S. Consul Sharpless. Maestro Alexander Soddy is on the podium to lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus in one of the repertoire’s most heartrending scores.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 30, 2022


Giacomo Puccini


Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Run Time

2 HRS 15 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus