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...

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...

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 phn731
My friend and I loved this production. It was wonderful to get to see an opera presented live from one of the great opera houses of the world. I've been in the audience of many operas and, while...

Madame Butterfly

By jgbanker2003
The top opera in my list. However, we were disappointed that we lost the signal when the storm came through. Everything worked out!!!!! Great entertainment....

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...

Moved to tears

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

Tremendous production

By lbeluga9
What a stunning production-beautiful staging and beautiful singing. Wonderful...