METROPOLITAN OPERA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Director: Carolyn Choa,

Cast: James Mangold, Peter Bogdanovich, Elizabeth DeShong, Plácido Domingo, Markus Brück, Hui He, Ana María Martínez, Piero Pretti, Andrea Carè, MaryAnn McCormick,

Genre: Live Show | Rating: CTC

Runtime: 192 Minutes

The foremost opera house of the world, the New York Met Opera, brings its multi-million dollar operas to the world via select cinemas – and Avoca Beach Theatre are proud to have been included for the last decade.

This month we have a favourite opera for you – MADAMA BUTTERFLY - an inspired production from Academy Award and Golden Globe winning director Anthony Minghella in this vividly lush production. ‘Piercingly beautiful’ (NY Times)

Featuring soprano Hui He as Madama Butterfly in the heartbreaking role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Bruce Sledge as the American naval officer who abandons her in this sweeping production, a perennial audience favourite.

Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

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