The next installment in The Met: Live in HD series will be a revival of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire. The production, by British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, has been an audience favorite since the Met introduced it in 2006. Working with a team that included his wife, choreographer Caroline Choa, set designer Michael Levine, and costume designer Han Feng, Minghella created a production much praised for its stunning visual images, and staging that is innovative while remaining faithful to the opera. Patricia Racette stars as Cio-Cio-San, with Marcello Giordano as Pinkerton, and Patrick Summers conducts.
The live transmission of Madama Butterfly will be on Saturday, March 7, starting at 1:00 pm (ET). Such demand is anticipated that there will be two encore broadcasts, on Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 pm (local time). Check your local theater listings for details or check out the Met's website.