Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s opera opened the Met’s 2006–07 season and was screened around the world as part of the company’s Live in HD series. Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha, who disastrously falls in love with American Navy lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton (Marcello Giordani), only to be abandoned by him. Maria Zifchak is her loyal servant Suzuki and Dwayne Croft is Sharpless, the sympathetic American consul who does all he can but is unable to avert tragedy.
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Pinkerton: Marcello Giordani
Goro: Greg Fedderly
Suzuki: Maria Zifchak
Sharpless: Dwayne Croft
Cio-Cio-San: Patricia Racette
Cio-Cio-San's Cousin: Laura Fries
Cio-Cio-San's Mother: Linda Mays
Cio-Cio-San's Uncle: Stephen Paynter
Cio-Cio-San's Aunt: Jean Braham
Ballet Soloists: Hsin Ping Chang & James Graber
The Metropolitan Opera, Patrick Summers 2009
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Ballet
Production: Anthony Minghella
Plus: Backstage at the Met with Patriica Summers, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa. Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly.
Madama Butterfly is a co-production with English National Opera and the Lithuanian National Opera.
Picture: 16:9 HD
Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 146 mins