Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

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Overview

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of the tragic geisha, following earlier Met successes as Norina in Don Pasquale and Liù in Turandot. Tenor Brian Jagde is the callous American naval officer who betrays her, alongside mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as her devoted maid Suzuki and baritones Davide Luciano and David Bizic sharing the role of the consul Sharpless. Alexander Soddy conducts Anthony Minghella’s evocative, ever-popular staging.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera

Languages

Languages sung in Madama Butterfly

Sung In

Italian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Madama Butterfly

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Madama Butterfly

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    60 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Acts II and III

    90 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Anthony Minghella

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Carolyn Choa

Set Designer

Michael Levine

COSTUME DESIGNER

Han Feng

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Peter Mumford

PUPPETRY

Blind Summit Theatre

Headshot of Giacomo Puccini

COMPOSER

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly