MET OPERA: Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ – Chania 2nd December

Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in a recorded transmission from the Metropolitan Opera of New York on 27thNovember was cancelled due to technical problems and rescheduled for Monday 2ndDecember.

WHEN: 2nd December 19.55
WHERE:Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (CAM), Venetian Harbour, Chania
Tickets: 15€, students, disabled 10€

Hui He sings the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with Bruce Sledge as the American naval officer who abandons her. The cast for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production also includes Paulo Szot as Sharpless and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, with Pier Giorgio Morandion the podium.

Madama Butterfly premiered for the first time in Milan in 1904 and is considered one of the true masterpieces of the opera repertoire. It is famous for its wonderful arias, its melodic music, its dramatic theatricality, and its symbolic references to the culture of the East.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 mins

Recorded broadcast with Greek and English subtitles

2 Dec Madame ButterflySource: CAM

 

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