The Metropolitan Opera is bringing Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to a theater near you!
Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt. Pinkerton. Tenor Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak is Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s faithful servant, and baritone Dwayne Croft plays the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
Other local Fort Lauderdale area theaters showing Madama Butterfly include:
Sunset Place 24
Aventura Mall 24
Paradise 24 & XD
Magnolia Place 16
South Beach 18
Cypress Creek 16
Additional information can be found at metopera.org/SummerEncores.