The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly LIVE Synopsis
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Met Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. The broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will be presented live on Saturday, April 2 in select cinemas nationwide.

Movie Reviews

A mixed visual reaction....

By June H. Twinam
The Minghella production and directing and choreographing by Cho are memorable. However, it could be even more spectacular with a more believable Cio-Cio San. Yes, Opolais has a lovely voice, but...

Madama Butterfly

By fraumaryann
Glorious! The only disappointment was the puppet. When it was explained that puppets are used in Japan, I accepted it. Pinkerton and Butterfly were fabulous and the handmaid and consul were all...

Madame butterfly

By tpandbw
Brilliant! Powerful! Divine Puccini! The best artists. Imaginative staging. Japanese inspired puppetry enhanced the production; likewise dance elements. Pure magic. Only problem with a 3 hanky...

Madame Butterfly

By Eross1929
It was a most wonderful way to spend Saturday afternoon. The Puccini music, the Soprano who had a magnificent voice, and the staging sent me home feeling uplifted....

Madama Butterfly

By Oldbuff
I was pleasantly surprised with the HD presentation of the live performance of Madama Butterfly at my local theater in Merritt Island, Florida. I have seen operas in many Opera Houses in many...

Madama Butterfly Live

By rai2134
Absolutely stunning - moving performance by every cast member. Visually stunning setting, seamless performance. I cannot say enough....

A fresh and delightful production

By duffiepat1604
I have been to many a performance of Butterfly and this ranks among the best. I loved the overall vision of Minghella, and the costumes and staging. The minimal approach was new and fresh. I think...

Madama Butterfly Live

By jeanettes559
To put it simply: It was marvelous!...

Madama Buterfly

By alf2red
The most moving production of this opera that I have ever seen. Sets and effects were exciting, orchestra was perfect and the singing was spellbinding, bringing out a beautiful fairy-tale like drama...

Moved to tears

By avgraft
Just about the best Opera I have seen!!...