A tender kiss can conceal the hardest of hearts. As a young Japanese geisha believes her relationship with a visiting American naval officer will be forever, topics of cultural and sexual imperialism are explored in Madama Butterfly, performed at the Metropolitan Opera House. In a production with lyrical beauty, you’ll want to see world-renowned star Placido Domingo take on the role of Sharpless.
The cast of Madama Butterfly includes Hui He (as Cio-Cio San, October 11/15/18, November 2/6/9/13/16/22/25), Ana María Martínez (as Cio-Cio San, April 1/4/7/11), Elizabeth DeShong (as Suzuki, October 11/15/18, November 2/6/9/13/16/22), Mary Ann McCormick (as Suzuki, November 25), Maria Zifchak (as Suzuki, April 1/4/7/11), Piero Pretti (as Pinkerton, October 11/15/18), Andrea Carè (as Pinkerton, November 2/6/9/13/16/22/25, April 1/4/7/11), Paulo Szot (as Sharpless, October 11/15/18, November 2/22/25), Plácido Domingo (as Sharpless, November 6/9/13/16), Markus Brück (as Sharpless, April 1/4/7/11).
Set in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki, temporary marriages for foreign sailors were not unusual. But, what happens when one woman wants her love to last forever? Cio-Cio-San experiences a tragic development in her relationship, as her love is tested emotionally, mentally and physically.
The running time is 3 hours and 12 minutes, with two intervals of 30 minutes and 24 minutes respectively.
Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
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