This week, the Metropolitan Opera presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking tale, in three acts, of innocence, betrayal, and sacrifice. Amanda Echalaz makes her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin conducts.
The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on February 17, 1904 at La Scala in Milan.
Madama Butterfly is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera. Saturday, February 1, 1 to 4:15 pm.