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Karel Mark Chichon conducting
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Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
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.
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart.
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The Met: Live in HD
SJCT is in its third year of partnership with The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high definition performance transmissions to theaters around the world. The presentation of these operas is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting from The McGee Foundation.