Met Summer Encores: Madama Butterfly
Wed, July 27 1:30 & 6:30pm
Anthony Minghella's beautiful, atmospheric production of Puccini's tragedy returns to cinemas this summer in a stunning performance recorded live from the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha of the title, 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.