MET OPERA LIVE IN HD
Once again the Met has produced a spectacular Live in HD season of the world's greatest opera, coming live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Operas span a wide range of styles and include some great new Met productions in what promises to be an extraordinary season.
Sunday 07 August 2016, 2pm (Encore)
“Theatrical magic in a beautiful performance: modest and delicate, yet rising to glimpses of the epic in her final aria of self-sacrifice.” The New York Times
Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Madama Butterfly in Anthony Minghella’s stunning production, which has been hugely popular with audiences since its premiere in 2006. 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 lyrical beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless. Hugely popular upon its initial broadcast in April this year, we’re delighted to host this very special encore screening..