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Patricia Racette in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Patricia Racette performed the role of Cio-Cio-San in the 2009 Met production of Puccini’s tragic love story opera, Madama Butterfly. Racette sings the heartbreaking aria of hope, “Un bel dì vedremo,” in this excerpt. Deborah Voigt hosts Encores! Great Performances at the Met, featuring 19 arias and duets, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations (check local listings).