Madama Butterfly

GP at the Met: Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly in Historical Context

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924). Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, Puccini’s librettists for Madama Butterfly, had also collaborated with the composer on his previous two operas, Tosca and La Bohème. The opera is based in part on the 1898 short story “Madame Butterfly” by John Luther Long, which had its […]

Cast and Credits

In memory of Anthony Minghella Directed by GARY HALVORSON Conductor PATRICK SUMMERS Production ANTHONY MINGHELLA Director and Choreographer CAROLYN CHOA Set Designer MICHAEL LEVINE Costume Designer HAN FENG Lighting Designer PETER MUMFORD Puppetry BLIND SUMMIT THEATRE MARK DOWN NICK BARNES Host RENÉE FLEMING Cast in order of vocal appearance Lt. B.F. Pinkerton MARCELLO GIORDANI Goro […]

Preview of Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s sumptuous production of Madama Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and betrayal, offers viewers a rare visual treat Saturday, June 20 at Noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Great Performances at the Met is a presentation of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one […]