Opera on Screen: Madama Butterfly
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Apr 15 12:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:165 min
Director(s):Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Featuring:Giacomo Puccini, Music
Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, Libretto
Antonio Pappano, Conductor
Christian Fenouillat, Set Designer
Agostino Cavalca, Costume Designer
Christophe Forey, Lighting Designer
Sergey Levitin, Concert Master
Cast:Ermonela Jaho, Cio-Cio-San
Marcelo Puente, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Scott Hendricks, Sharpless
Carlo Bosi, Goro
Elizabeth DeShong, Suzuki
Gyula Nagy, Imperial Commissioner
Yuriy Yurchuk, Prince Yamadori

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.

Additional Information

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)