Madama Butterfly, Puccini's tragic story of love, betrayal and clashing of two cultures, set in Nagasaki. Soprano Amanda Echalaz takes the title role as Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese geisha who's deceived by the heartless American Naval officer Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, sung by tenor Bryan Hymel. Philippe Auguin conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, in a version recorded last weekend.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait.
Cio-Cio San.....Amanda Echalaz (Soprano)
Suzuki.....Elizabeth De Shong (Mezzo-soprano)
Pinkerton.....Bryan Hymel (Tenor)
Sharpless.....Scott Hendricks (Baritone)
Goro.....Scott Scully (Tenor)
Bonze.....Ryan Speedo Green (Bass Baritone)
Kate Pinkerton.....Maya Lahyani (Soprano)
Yamadori.....Alexey Lavrov (Baritone)
Commissioner.....Paul Corona (Bass)
Registrar.....Juhwan Lee (Tenor)
Mother.....Belinda Oswald (Soprano)
Cousin.....Patricia Steiner (Mezzo-soprano)
Aunt.....Jean Braham (Soprano)
Uncle Yakuside.....Craig Montgomery (Tenor)
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Philippe Auguin (Conductor).