Puccini's Madama Butterfly Tickets
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Puccini's Madama Butterfly Tickets

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Puccini's Madama Butterfly Tickets

About Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Three extraordinary sopranos—Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian (in her highly anticipated Met debut)—tackle the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenors Matthew Polenzani and Jonathan Tetelman co-star as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong and Eve Gigliotti share the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Davide Luciano and Lucas Meachem are the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang makes her Met debut conducting Anthony Minghella’s vivid production.

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, Broadway, and popular culture in general have riffed endlessly on it. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

Run time

3h (incl. intermission).

Start date

January 11th, 2024

End date

May 11th, 2024

Categories

Opera, Off Broadway

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining
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Patrick M 4
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
91 / 100
Kim G City
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious
80 / 100
Ilka
Exquisite, Great singing, Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing
90 / 100
danny 6175
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful
92 / 100

Venue

Metropolitan Opera House

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs

Show schedule

Day of weekEvening
Monday-
Tuesday7:30 PM
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday-
Saturday8:00 PM
Sunday-

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