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Apr. 30 - Puccini's "Madama Butterfly"

Madama Butterfly
Ken Howard
Metropolitan Opera
A dancer in the opening scene from Act I of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly."

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of the tragic geisha, following earlier Met successes as Norina in Don Pasquale and Liù in Turandot.

Alexander Soddy; Eleonora Buratto (Cio-Cio-San), Brian Jagde (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), David Bizic (Sharpless)