Subscription Pricing (Reserved Seats for all performances):
$162.00 Student, $207.00 Senior, $225.00 Adult
Run Time: 3 hours, 32 minutes
Pre-Opera Lecture: David O'Dell
Approximate intermission times: 1:55PM and 3:15PM
Approximate end time: 4:25PM
Live Performance Broadcast
Sung in: Italian
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12:00PM. The lecture for Madama Butterfly will be conducted by David O'Dell. Born in St. Louis, David O'Dell was a singer in his early career, performing at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Santa Fe Opera, and the San Francisco Opera Center among others. He currently serves as General Director of Charlottesville Opera.
Image credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera; Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera (Cover Photo)
Production a gift of Mercedes and Sid Bass
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.