Opera on Screen: Featuring the world's most celebrated operas.
Perhaps the most celebrated opera of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is an unforgettable tale of shattered romance between Cio-Cio-San, a young geisha, and her American husband. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's staggering production breathes new life into this masterpiece with a gorgeous rendering of its Nagasaki setting, inspired by 19th century Western art. Conductor Antonio Pappano, renowned for his work with Italian operas, and lead soprano Ermonela Jaho, new to the role, inject this emotionally powerful experience with aching humanity and soaring beauty.
In Italian, with English subtitles. Includes one 10-minute intermission.